A Tharaka Nithi Court has ordered the prosecution to present clear charges over a Member of County Assembly (MCA) who was arrested on Tuesday for distributing face masks in Kathwana Township.
The Chuka Resident Magistrate (RM), John Njoroge directed the prosecution to present clear charges against Marimanti ward MCA, Susan Ngugi who was arrested for allegedly holding a public gathering and endangering the lives of the residents.
The prosecution told the court that the MCA was arrested holding a public gathering and putting the people of Tharaka Nithi in danger which should be treated as a crime.
In her defense Ms. Ngugi disputed the allegations insisting that she was only distributing masks to the residents as a prevention measure against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Your honour, the allegations are baseless because I was only distributing protective masks to the residents of the county to enable the less privileged access the vital gear,” said the MCA.
The RM directed the prosecution to present a clear reason for the arrest of Ms. Ngugi on Wednesday April 23, 2020.
By Kenneth Marangu/Monicah Nyagah