The Inspector-General of Police has ordered the arrest two MPs allied to Deputy President over the Chaos that took place at Kenol in Muranga County.
The chaos that broke out, led to the death of two during the fracas. Police Spokesman Charles Owino said Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had ordered the arrests MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), “for planning the violence.”
“The IG has ordered the arrest of the leaders, Ndindi Nyoro and Alice Wahome for mobilizing the violence,” Owino said.
“Officers are also tracking down vehicles used to ferry youths who caused violence,” he added.
Mutyambai asked the Director of Internal Affairs Unit (DIU) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to probe the incident.
He, moreover, directed that the motor vehicles which were hired to ferry goons be tracked and detained to assist in the investigation.
Chaos and Blame Game
The incident occurred on Sunday before the arrival of Deputy President William Ruto and his allies.
The DP was scheduled to attend church service at the AIPCA church in Kenol.
It is alleged that two buses ferrying youths landed in the area early in the morning and proceeded to the AIPCA church before starting to throw stones into its compound.
TangaTanga MPs have blamed the Kieleweke group for ferrying the goons from other areas to attack them.
Ruto condemned the violence, which according to legislators who accompanied, him was planned by their counterparts from the Kieleweke faction of the Jubilee Party.
“The violence was brought here by the people who do not want to see us change the lives of Kenyans,” the Deputy President told a roadside rally on his way to Nairobi.
Calls to the Police
Kandara MP, Alice Wahome, stated that she had called the police the day before yesterday informing them about the report of the alleged plot to disrupt Sunday’s meeting.
“I had called police to alert them of the plans to disrupt Deputy President’s meeting, but no one picked my calls,” she said, even as police said she was responsible for the chaos.
Wahome said she was astonished that instead of police to stop the disruption they flung with teargas inside the church.
“Instead of stopping those planning to disrupt the meeting, they came to hurl teargas to congregants right inside the church,” Wahome claimed.
She further added that she was still in shock that led to her crying tears of bitterness because congregants were teargassed while in church.
Naivasha Member of Parliament Jane Kihara and her counterpart Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro called for “political maturity” as the country draws closer to the 2022 General Election.
The Deputy President asked for forgiveness for the embarrassments that happened on Sunday.
“I ask you for your forgiveness, the people of Muranga’ and Kenol, for the embarrassment we saw here in the morning. Those officers who get paid by taxpayers’ money can come to this place and teargas the church is something that shouldn’t have happened and will not happen again,” the DP said.
National Cohesion and Integration Commission outraged
Meanwhile, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) said it wants the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of the violence ahead of a visit by the Deputy President.
At a press conference on Sunday, NCIC chair Samuel Kobia said, “We call upon security and investigative agencies to identify, arrest, and prosecute those who participated in mobilizing and organizing youths who ended up causing the violent confrontation. We are not going to sit back and allow our country to be turned into a war field.”
Rev. Kobia said the commission is outraged by the rising political temperature over the past few months and its degeneration into violence.
He said the NCIC is “sickened by the manifestation of hatred and intolerance by public figures” and that it has noted with concern attacks and counter-attacks among politicians, that have created space for threats of violence to emerge.
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