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Mathioya MP rubbishes Nyoro’s accusations of causing Kenol chaos

By Njange Maina
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Mathioya MP Peter Kihara and Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege speaking to the press at a past function PHOTO/COURTESY/FACEBOOK
In summary
    • Ahead of Deputy President William Ruto's visit to a church fundraising in Kenol, chaos ensued resulting in deaths of two people and scored injured
    • MPs Nyoro and Wahome claimed their Mathioya counterpart Peter Kihara and Murang'a Women Rep Sabina Chege had planned the chaos.
    • MP Kimari said the chaos were caused by people "already known for that".

Mathioya Member of Parliament(MP) Peter Kimari has rubbished claims by Tanga Tanga MPs that he planned the chaos on Sunday at Kenol Murang'a that led to the deaths of two people.

Speaking to People Daily Online on Sunday afternoon, MP Kimari said the chaos was caused by people "already known for that".

"It is ridiculous for Ndindi Nyoro to mention my name. As we speak, I am in Ukambani where I brought my son for an event at our in-laws. We know people who cause chaos in Murang'a wherever they go," said Kimari.

Ahead of Deputy President William Ruto's visit to a church fundraiser in Kenol, chaos ensued resulting in the deaths of two people and scored injured

It was alleged that goons transported from Kiandutu slums in Thika had been hired to cause havoc near the church where DP Ruto was to attend a fundraiser.

Shortly before the DP arrived, chaos ensued with rival youth groups aligned to different political outfits fighting each other, prompting the police to lob teargas into the rowdy groups.

It was not clear if the fights were a plot by the alleged planners of the chaos.

Kiharu MP Nyoro and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome claimed the police lobbed three canisters inside the church, targeting the clergy and the worshipers.

The two MPs Nyoro and Wahome accused their Mathioya counterpart Peter Kihara and Murang'a Women Rep Sabina Chege had planned the chaos.

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"We are aware that there was a meeting yesterday at Thika Greens where Sabina, Kimari and others planned the chaos," alleged Nyoro.

Asked if he knew details of the alleged Thika Greens meeting, Kimari said he was clueless as he had spent his Saturday in Nakuru on an official Parliament Committee tour.

Ruto's Murang'a meeting was boycotted by non-Tanga Tanga law makers including Maragua MP Wangari Wamaua under whose jurisdiction the host church falls.

Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata witnessed the chaos on his way to church in Murang'a and tweeted about it.

The Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai on Sunday evening confirmed the two deaths and said he has instructed his officers to probe the deaths.

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