Kitui Governor appears before NCIC over her “ethnicity-fuelling” Remarks

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Governor Charity Ngilu has on today Monday 26th February , 2018 appeared before the National Cohesion and Integration Commission( NCIC) to answer the case about his remarks a few weeks ago.

She was accompanied by Wiper Leader Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka with a budge of law to defend her in that case.

The Governor appeared before NCIC Chairman and the former long serving Speaker to the National Assembly during the President Moi Era Hon. Francis Ole Kaparo to answer to her allegations over remarks she made at Mutha Ward in regard to Somali herders from a neighboring county.

Things turned up side down upon their arrival at the court when Governor Ngilu was read a different case other than what she was expected to answer the Commision. This made it impossible for her to fecord a response.

This time the complaint was David Macharia of Juja Transporters the owner of the truck that was put on fire in Kitui after it was caught by unknown aggressive youth transporting charcoal and not Somali herders as the summons stated. The new case was tabled after the meeting with the NCIC chair Hon. Francs kaparo.

Catherine Gakuru the lead investigator with Sylvester Wambugu, Lawyer James Wanyande and Nicholas Munya dropped the big amazement to Ngilu’s team.It was the made clear that the Governor would not be ambushed.

This rose after the lawyers demanded to see the complaint filed before Chair Kaparo. They also did not provide details of date , time, place and utterance she is accused of.

The issue got more complex when it happened that road transport in parts of Kiambu County had been paralysed as a group linked to the Juja Traders and the county Gover Ferdinard Waititu had blocked the major the major high by deflating tyres of vehicles on the long queues in protest to the torturing of caught ferrying charcoal in Kitui County.

The lawyers including Saili Malonza, Martin Oloo, Dvidson Makau, Legislator Dan Maanzo Kitui County Attorney Racheal Osendo questioned the relationship between the summons and complaint and pointed a political engagement in the rising events.

They nevertheless sat through the meeting with Kaparo and a session with NCIC interrogators.

Leaders from Ukamba region and beyond accompanied Ngilu to show their support and solidarity.The leaders Hon. Wavinya Ndeti, Hon. Makali Mulu , Hon. Danson Mwashako MP. Wundanyi Constituency, Hon. Patrick Makau , Hon. Joshua Mwalyo ,Makueni Speaker Douglas Mbilu, Kitui Majority Leader Peter Kilonzo and Minority Leader John Kisangau among others.

Charcoal and sand trade was banned in Kitui County in January after a cosultative meeting between the County and National Governments leadership in Kitui.

Days after the ban, arrests begun after residents keen to see the ban totally put into action by the police took to the roads and ‘panga routes’ to flag down those opposing the ban.

A truck was torched at Kanyonyoo area after the owners remotely switched off the engine, disabling it from making its way to Kitui Police Station in a convoy of others that had been stopped. The other trucks made their way safely to the station.

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