North Eastern MPs demand for Governor Ngilu's Arrest

Leaked audio

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu

North Eastern MPs have demanded the arrest of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.

The legislators who held a press briefing at Parliament buildings asked authorities to arrest Ngilu over what they termed as "anti-Somalis remarks".

An audio recording has been circulating online with a voice which purported to be that of Governor Ngilu asking Kitui resident to take arrows and bows and fight herders who infiltrate their farms.

The Kitui governor was allegedly heard telling the youth that they should deal with the bandits who had attacked Mutha village in Kitui.

"Do you think those guns are powerful than our bows and arrows. I will leave many then we deal with these people," the voice said to be Ngilu stated.

"We are going to fight these people. There is no option... I will call our young men from Mutha to come I train them on how to use a bow and arrow," she added.

Kenyans on social media also castigated the audio with some calling on the police force and investigating authority to take charge and arrest the governor.

Displaced village

Barely two weeks ago more than 200 families fled their homes in Mutha village Kitui County fearing bandit attacks.

The families, which camped at Mutha Catholic Church, slept in the cold after they were forcibly driven out of their homes by armed Somali camel herders who unleashed terror in the area.

The latest bandit attacks left three people dead and scores of others with gunshot injuries as statistics released by the Kenya Red Cross Society, the numbers are swelling by the day as more people flee their homes.


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