Leaders condemn political clashes in Murang’a

Four supporters of Murang’a county Governor, Mwangi wa Iria and Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau have been charged with incitement to violence.Appearing before Murang’a Magistrate Court, the four pleaded not guilty to the claims that they planned and caused violence between the supporters of the two candidates who are likely to face off in the 2017 gubernatorial contest.

This comes just a few days after Police lobbed teargas canisters and shot in the air to disperse a group of rowdy youths allied to Governor Mwangi wa Iria who attempted to storm Mumbi grounds which had been booked by Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau.

Leaders in the region have come out to condemn the act saying the leaders are portraying an archaic leadership full of crisis and have called to an end the ensuing bad blood between the two leaders.

Lead by the county women representative Sabina Chege the leaders castigated the act calling upon the police force to investigate the act and give the necessary action against the perpetrators.

Speaking at Theri ACK church in Murarandia ward of Murang’a County during a fundraiser, Chege called on security personnel to deal with leaders whose intention is to divide the public.

Chege too urged the Independent and electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) together with anti-corruption commission to scrape off leaders with a negative reputation

Former KANU chairman for Murang’a County Kennedy Wainaina affirmed that the event on 26th must proceed with or without the blessings of the County government of Murang’a.

Wainaina accused the governor Mwangi wa Iria for fueling tension in the region