Male MP promises to strip naked

MP to take it to the next level if ultimatum is not fulfilled

Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka during a past event

Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka on Tuesday promised he would strip naked if the road next to his home was not completed.

Onyonka stated that the road had become dusty after a Chinese contractor responsible for its construction was halted from undertaking the operation.

“We cannot sleep in our houses because of the dust. My wife and children are both sick and I have lost my voice because of the dust emanating from the road,” remarked Onyoka.

The Ford Kenya Deputy party leader noted that he had given Kisii County Commissioner Godfrey Kigochi a two-day ultimatum to have the matter sorted out.

“We have sought an address from the County Commissioner and he has promised us that water will be sprinkled on the road in the next two days.

“We are not begging for such services. If he will not have fulfilled his promise within the agreed period, I will strip naked,” remarked Onyonka.

Chinese contractor abandons project

Last Thursday, a Chinese firm, Third Engineering Bureau of China City Construction Group Limited, had suspended operations at Mosocho in Kitutu Chache Sub-County, after it claimed of being harassed by local authorities.

The company’s workers had barricaded the road to show their frustrations after County officials had arrested and detained ten of them.

A running battle that had ensued between the laborers and the county askaris resulted to seven of them being injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment.

Reports alleged that some local leaders had targeted the company over claims that it had refused to employ residents to work on the project.


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