Ngilu, Waititu Shake hands to end conflict


The differences  between Governors Ferdinand Waititu and Charity Ngilu that had began to bear hatred and tribalism few months ago over charcoal burning has finally come to an end.

The two were linked up in an interview that was hosted  by a TV station  on Tuesday,April 24 where they agreed to end their differences.

The differences between the two Leaders had left  their counties  divided over ban on charcoal trade in Kitui which saw to the destruction of a number of vehicles belonging to residents of Kiambu.

Ngilu and Waititu  met for the first time at the devolution conference in Kakamega  after their public conflict

Waititu sued Ngilu over alleged incitement to violence after trucks transporting charcoal were torched  by youth  in Kitui

It is true, we have resolved it, we have been neighbours for a long time, very good neighbours. We have resolved those differences and are moving forward together,” Waititu said

Absolutely resolved,”  Mrs Ngilu said. “We must make sure that we support protection of the environment and ensure our people have a different way of living, not through cutting of trees.”

Ngilu recalled their History  with waititu which began during the Narc Government which was led by the retired  President, Mwai kibaki.

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We worked together in the Ministry of Water where I was minister and he was my deputy. We have a lot in common and want to see that devolution helps our people,” Ngilu added.

Their conflicts began after a lorry ferrying charcoal was burnt in Kitui days after a video surfaced of the area governor allegedly inciting youth to torch vehicles found ferrying charcoal.

The Kiambu Governor then sued Ngilu over her alleged inciteful remarks that according to him led to the torching of the lorry.

Mr. Waititu demanded that the court restrain her from issuing and making any inflammatory or inciting statements associated with charcoal business and its transportation pending the inter-parties hearing of the application.

The dispute even led to Mrs Ngilu being summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

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