Meru County governor Kawira Mwangaza has dared Interior CS Kindiki to make good his threat. This is after the interior CS banned the governor’s Okelea program, that he said inciting the public.
Kithure Kindiki shared a long post post on social media after spending a day at Kiengu Sub-County, Meru County, Officially opened the Sub-County Office and Installed Laura Kedode as the first Deputy County Commissioner (DCC).
In his statement, Kithure Kindiki warned politicians against using their political differences to fuel incitement, violence and destruction of property. The CS went ahead and condemned the violence that erupted in May town last Sunday during Kawira Mwangaza’s visit, after supporters crashed with those of her Deputy governor Mutuma M’Ethingia.
“Acts of lawlessness witnessed in Maua Town last Sunday are intolerable and will not be allowed in any part of the country. Political differences must not be used to incite violence, destruction of property and public disorder. All persons linked to the chaos and vandalism of private and public property, attack on journalists and police officers must record statements with the investigative agencies and those found culpable apprehended and prosecuted in accordance with the law..” Read part of the statement.
Additionally, Kindiki instructed security agencies to refrain from allowing leaders to convene meetings that fuel violence.
“Security agencies are instructed not to permit any political leader(s) to convene meetings and gatherings that can result in chaos. Politics of violence and incitement must come to an end.”
In an unprecedented move, Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza has vowed to go on with the Okolea program despite CS Kindiki’s stern warning. The governor shared a social media post, where she maintained that the nothing will stop the program.
“Operation Okolea Kaana Ka Miiru Continues…” She wrote in part of social media post.