Residents of Kiambu county on Saturday February 10, took to the streets demanding the immediate arrest of Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu in line with the recent activities following the charcoal ban in Kitui.
The enraged transporters lit bonfires at Kwambira, Limuru in Kiambu county along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway to protest against the alleged incitement from the governor which led to the burning of lorries transporting charcoal in Kitui.
This comes in light of Wednesday’s events that witnessed a lorry being torched down at Kanyonyo area in Kitui by youths who were allegedly told to do so to any lorry caught transporting charcoal and sand by governor Ngilu.The governor however downplayed these allegations, further noting that no lorry had been burnt.
In retaliation, leaders from Kiambu in the leadership of the area MP Peter Mwathi, Kiambu deputy governor James Nyoro,and Limuru Central MCA Joseph Kahenya, have demanded that the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet should arrest Ngilu insisting that the evidence of the mis-happenings is enough and vivid.
“There is evidence and witnesses including the lorry crew narrating how the incident happened,” Mwathi said
Nyoro reiterated the MP’s words adding that such incidences will not be taken lightly and that a compliant shall be tabled at the council of governors against Ngilu’s incitement remarks that are ethnical , as termed by the deputy county boss.
“We want the governors to know we need each other, our people conduct business from different counties,” Nyoro said.