Kitui Riot Claimed Former Mayors life, her friend Ngilu reportedly escaped…
Ex-Mayor Martha Mwangangi and her friend Former Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu were at the Kitui County where the Kitui riot happened on Friday. They had gone to calm the traders and residents down following the ongoing riot by the traders and residents in the area.
The incident happened near Kitui police station and has caused a very serious tension in the area.
News had it that the former Mayor was crushed to death by a fire engine that smashed into the protesters. The driver of the fire engine was trying to scare away the protesters and put out bonfires that were lit by the protesters along the Kitui Central Police Station. He plowed into the crowd and incidentally crushed Martha Mwangangi Ex-Mayor who have come to calm the protesters.
Ms. Ngilu escaped being hit by the fire engine after she was shoved away by her bodyguard.
Area MP Makali Mulu also escaped death after the protesters roughed him up because they mistook him for an officer of the County Government.
His bodyguard quickly brought out his gun and used it to scare away the protesters who bay for the MP’s blood. The MP was taken to a nearby building where he stayed under heavy guard until the protesters dispersed.
BuzzKenya gathered that the protest started as a result of the demolition of Kiosks and shops in that area by the County Government without notice.
The traders woke up in the morning only to find out their kiosks has been leveled to the ground. They blocked the Kitui Thika road and lit bonfires, disrupting transportation and paralyzing businesses in town for more than three hours.
One of the traders who pleaded anonymity confirmed to BuzzKenya that they demand compensation from the County Government.
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