MP Nimrod Mbai assures Kitui residents of security amid attacks from camel herders

Sunday, December 11th, 2022 22:19 | By
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Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai (Left) President William Ruto (Right) after meeting at State house over insecurity along Kitui and Tana River boarder. PHOTO/Hon Mbai Facebook

Kitui East Member of Parliament Nimrod Mbai has assured his people of security despite attacks from illegal herders from the Northern region.

Mbai said this after meeting with President William Ruto at the State House over the insecurity issue which has been a thorn in the flesh along the Kitui Tana River border.

"I took time this afternoon to meet the president over the insecurity issue along Kitui/ Tana River border and I assure my people all will be well," Mbai noted.

This comes after a charcoal burner was killed by suspected camel herders on Friday and his body placed on a camel carcass leading to tension in the area.

It is said that the body of Mutunga Muli was dragged for 2 kilometres and placed on a camel carcass after he was shot in the lower abdomen and his head cut with a panga.

Mbai has been instrumental in the camel invasion menace which has left many dead in Kitui South, Kitui East and Mwingi North.

Mid-October Mbai issued a 5 days ultimatum to Hon Aden Duale to get his camels out of Kitui county.

Mbai said it has been a norm for the Duale camel herders to kill Kitui people in cold blood.

"He has 5 days to get his camels out of Kitui, we don't care if Duale is the defence minister or Putin," Mbai said

Mbai had threatened that if Duale does not take action they will drive all the camels away.

"We shall flash out the camels from our land and confiscate them in a police station until their rich owners show up," Mbai said

This was after the defence cabinet secretary Aden Duale confessed that he had 231 camels in Kitui county.

Despite the government officials including the Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki visiting the affected areas and ensuring residents end their insecurities, the camel herders seem to have not driven the camels out of Kitui weeks later.

To the residents, the camel invasion menace in the area has been a persistent problem for years leading to perennial loss of lives and harvests.

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