An MCA from Nyeri County who was allegedly caught on camera whipping some members of the public has been ordered to surrender to the police or be arrested.
The Central Region Commissioner (RC), Wilfred Nyagwanga on Monday ordered Ruring’u ward MCA, Samuel Kariuki to surrender to police lest the law enforcers go for him.
Nyagwanga warned that the government would not condone any criminal acts from the public regardless of one’s status in the society.
Speaking to the press at his Boardroom in Nyeri town, Nyagwanga underscored the need for peace to ensure people carried out their businesses in a conducive environment.
The RC was reacting to Sunday’s incident where goons tried to disrupt a funds drive meeting presided over by Deputy President, William Ruto at Giakanja area, Nyeri County.
“You have been seeing all over the social media people fighting. We want to ensure that organisers of those meetings must ensure that there is peace and security at all times,” Nyagwanga asserted.
He warned people carrying dangerous weapons and especially in public places that they would be dealt with according to the law of the land.
The RC maintained that the government would not want to see people fighting and other ugly incidents for no reason.
He added that people want to see development adding that whoever flouted the law should be severely dealt with.
Nyagwanga said some of those who
were involved in Sunday’s incident have been arrested and taken to court, adding “you even saw an MCA beating people in public and he has to be arrested so that the law can take its own course”.
He advised those not happy with meetings to keep off, noting that police surveillance had been heightened to ensure peace and tranquility prevailed and the issue of drugs and consumption of illicit brews curtailed during the festive season.
The RC thanked the locals for adhering to warning that people in area prone to landslides move to safer grounds to avoid loss of lives as heavy rains persist to pound the region.
“Quite a number of destructions have been done in terms of agricultural produce and some of the tea bushes, coffee trees have been uprooted,” he said.
Nyagwanga cited, Murang’a and Kiambu counties and Othaya sub-county as areas where destruction of property have been recorded due to landslides.
He added that though no casualties have been reported in the incidents, several people had been swept by raging floods as they failed to manage to cross rivers to their destination.
By Mwangi Gaitha