A District Officer (DO) and chief have been arrested in Kitui County for allegedly stealing relief food.
The administrators are said to have taken 7 bags of maize, 2 bags of rice and 5 bags of beans dispatched by the government to assist floods victims in partsof Kitui East constituency.
The 90kg bags were traced to DO’s house Mr Njuki by wananchi led by Chuluni MCA Hon Wangunze who later called Police officers, the two have been arrested as investigations have been launched.
Chief, Kyalele Location in Nzangathi Mr Mwema Kalungu has also been arrested in connection to stolen the relief food
“We are launching our investigations and stern action will be taken against the DO and the chief if found guilty.
“We want to know how the relief food was diverted from Government to a private store,” said Mr Cheroiyot, Nzambani OCS