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Police investigating scuffle in a Murang’a church

The  Murang’a County Criminal Investigations Officer, Julius Warutere has ordered Kiharu MP, Ndindi  Nyoro to surrender to the nearest police station.

Warutere said this as the youthful MP maintained he didn’t do any wrong thing at Gitui Catholic church on Sunday during a fundraising event.

The detective noted that Nyoro has been evading arrest and asked him to present himself to the nearest police station.

Warutere said some individuals have made a report to police accusing the legislator of creating a disturbance at the church and assaulting police officers.

His sentiments however, differed with those of the County Police Commander (CPC), Josphat Kinyua who said they are still making investigations before taking any action.

In a press briefing Kinyua condemned the incident where Nyoro is accused of storming the event and forcing himself to take full control.

Kinyua noted that the event turned ugly after the MP was asked to leave the podium but declined.

He said officers were requested by the church to provide security as several guests were invited to support the church in its project of constructing a new parish building.

“We went at Gitui catholic church after we got invitation from the priest and the church council to provide security. The MP will be arrested if after investigations he will be found to be the cause of the mayhem,” stated Kinyua.

The CPC asked politicians to respect houses of worship where children and the aged also participate in prayers among other church services.

Earlier on Monday, Ndindi while giving out a bursary cheque at Kiangage Primary school associated his threat of arrests to some individuals who don’t want him to support Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto.

Ndindi argued that the leaders allied to tanga tanga group are being targeted for no reasons, saying he will continue drumming support for the deputy president.

He asked Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho to stop harassing politicians for no genuine reasons.

“I know some people are funding Kieleweke and also they want us who are allied to Tanga tanga to be arrested!,” stated Nyoro.

He asked the President to convene an urgent meeting for lawmakers for Mount Kenya region so as to iron out the small existing differences.

The  church skirmishes have been condemned by residents and several leaders, including the Murang’a Dioceses Bishop James Maria Wainaina who said the diocese has cancelled all fundraising events which were to be attended by politicians till further notice.

Wainaina  termed the incident as regrettable, unfortunate, uncalled for and above all shameful, saying the actions were disrespectful to the church.

By  Bernard Munyao

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