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Nyeri MCAs refute reports of Deputy Speaker

The  Chinga Ward MCA, Kiruga Thuku reacts to questions from the press on Tuesday December 10, 2019 after reading a statement defending embattled Ruring’u ward MCA, Samuel Kariuki alleged to have whipped members of the public during a fracas in Giakanja area, Nyeri County last Sunday during a church function presided over by the Deputy President, William Ruto. Photo by KNA.

A  group of Nyeri MCAs today refuted reports circulating in the social media that Nyeri County  Assembly Deputy Speaker,  Samuel Kariuki has gone into hiding following last Sunday fracas.

This  is  after the Central Region Commissioner (RC), Wilfred  Nyagwanga  on Monday  ordered Ruring’u ward MCA, to surrender to police lest the law enforcers go for him.

But  speaking to the press  on Tuesday at the County Assembly grounds, a section of MCAs led by Chinga ward MCA, Kiruga Thuku  said Kairuki has gone to represent the Speaker at a function that was to take place at the Coast starting Monday this week.

Kiruga said that the travel arrangements for the Deputy Speaker had been finalized before the Giakanja fracas happened.

According to Social media reports, Kariuki was allegedly caught on camera whipping some members of the public during the Giakanja fracas.

Kiruga  blamed  Nyeri Member of Parliament, Ngunjri  Wambugu, claiming he is the one who had hired goons to disrupt a church function presided over by the Deputy President William Ruto.

They maintained that police should instead arrest and charge Ngunjiri for causing chaos and disrupting functions in different parts of Nyeri town constituency.

He  said going by the foregoing incidents, the assembly feels it’s under attack from the MP, saying they would resist his attempts very strongly.

The  MCAs  said they shall stand by their Deputy Speaker and any other Members of the County Assembly who shall fall victim of Ngunjiri’s malicious and harmful tactics.

The  MCAs at the same time warned Ngunjiri to stop acting as the political prefect of the Nyeri people especially in regard to their support for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

By  Beth  Ndirangu

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