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Seven forced to take bath in public in Likuyani

14 October 2014, 10:52 David Wekesa

Likuyani - Drama unfolded at Kona Mbaya trading centre, Likuyani Sub County when six men and a woman were forced to bathe in public for allegedly failing to observe their body hygiene for several months.

The residents mounted a hunt for the people whom they claimed were 'enemies' of water for they had failed to bathe for long and bathed them in broad day light.

They claimed that Kona Mbaya centre harbored dirtiest people in the entire Sub - County and they were committed to stop the unhygienic characters in the in their midst in an operation dubbed 'Operation keep Kona Mbaya clean'.

They managed to wash the seven people while other targets managed to escape .

The crowd even contributed money and bought them new clothes and shoes.

Speaking to News24 after the shower, one of victims Joseph Kadenge bitterly complained over the move to forcefully wash him in public arguing.

He said he was mistaken for his work of feeding pigs which made him appear to be dirty.

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"Yes I know there are so many people who don't bathe in this centre but I’m not one of them. I agree I came smelling pigs because I had just been feeding them and that is not a reason enough for one to think I don't bathe I only failed to take a shower yesterday," lamented Kadenge adding that unlike his friends who received new clothes and shoes after being bathed he was only given a pair of slippers.

Another victim Njoroge Kamau was a happy man after the bath and promised to continue observing his body hygiene.

"I can’t even remember the last time I visited a bathroom, it was several months ago but now I'm happy because I'm feeling fresh and I have been given new clothes and shoes I have realized how important it is to bath," he said as he happily shouted “nimeoga nimeoga nimeoga”.

At the same time the men who were involved in the mopping up of the unclean men and women at Kona Mbaya said that the process shall continue in the area to ensure that all residents strictly observe their body hygiene.

"Some of these people were smelling pigs, some smelling sheep and others you could think they live in a sewer that is why we decided to transform them by bathing them in public. We are also telling those who have created enmity with water to immediately start befriending it before we force them to do so," said Mulama who is the chairman of the team.

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