Fighting MCAs will affect development, Nyeri residents told
02 June 2016, 14:57
Nyeri - Nyeri Senator, Mutahi Kagwe and County Assembly Speaker David Mugo have condemned an incident where 25 local MCAs sustained injuries following an attack by members of the public at Kabaru area in Kieni East sub-county.
The Senator said the physical conflicts would encourage tit-for-tat game and that it will also affect development of the County.
“The people of Nyeri hired us to work together with the sole objective of developing Nyeri County. They expect us to respect one another, even if we hold different opinions on issues. Arguments should be mental never physical,” he observed.
The MCAs led by Deputy Speaker Joel Gichuru were harassed, whipped and ejected from Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s meeting by angry mob which accused them of plotting to disrupt governor’s address.
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Gachagua has since parted ways with the Ward Reps over management of public funds and allegations that his government has not performed.
Senator Kagwe discouraged hard line political positions as he called for respect of each other’s opinion.
The Speaker, David Mugo termed the incident as primitive and retrogressive as he called on police officers to arrest the perpetrators.
He advised the injured MCAs to report the incident to police so that legal action can be taken against their attackers and those who had hired them.
“We demand that legal action be taken against these hooligans. All elected leaders should be accorded respect and differences sorted out procedurally and amicably. We call upon the people of Nyeri to unite against hooliganism and such acts of political thuggery, it is unacceptable,” said the irritated speaker.
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