Shock to Mwingi traders after a kiosk belonging to one of them was set ablaze by a group of unkown youths on Sunday midnight.Rhoda’s kibanda has been brought down to ashes by the alleged supporters of Mwingi Central MP Hon. Gideon Mulyungi claiming she joined Hon. Kuvasila’s rally held at Mwingi hence a passionate follower of Ms. Ngilu.
She is also linked to shouting anti-Mulyungi slogans during that meeting organized by the county governance of Kitui.
Mulyungi supporters accused her of mobilizing Mwingi residents to attend County Government meetings in that area whereas she is an ardent Governor Charity Ngilu loyalist.Being a close Ngilu follower made the angry crowd set ablaze her kibanda arguing that they cannot allow Rhoda Mwende operate her business which is located next to Wiper offices in Mwingi town.
This move has been described as outdated and the retrogressive form of politics that has no merit at all at this era.Now the lady has nothing to rely upon after her only source of daily bread became dysfunctional after permanent closure of her kiosk.Her only hope in life faded following razing down of her Kibanda yester-night.
Its only one week after the named held an Harambee to assist her in raising school fees for her children.Her eldest son is at Mui boys secondary school at Mwingi while his younger ones are struggling with academics at the primary levels.
Rhoda said that got stranded after she incurred a total loss of over KSh. 250,000 during the fire tragedy. She confirmed that she received a phone call from her allied trader while at home at around midnight where she got the sad information.Rhoda confirmed that she has already reported the matter the nearest police station.
According to Reverend Peter Kimbu, a Mwingi town residnt,Rhoda’s kibanda was set ablaze after her efforts of mobilizing Ngilu’s to attend Governor’s conferences.Peter termed the action unlawful and as violation of one’s rights since no one should interfere with other’s property without owner’s permission.
Mwingi Central Ward MCA has lamented over the blazing of Rhoda’s kiosk that acts as her only basic channel of livelihood.Hon. Grace Kanini Philip has reinstated that her people shall never cease in supporting Governor Ngilu and no threats shall manipulate their support to incumbent Kitui Governor.
The MCA promised to be heading to police station soon to report the matter to the security officers so that an action can be taken to those behind the incident.