Oliver Musembi and Mathew Ndung’u @PeopleDailyKe
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has called for the arrest of his Kitui counterpart Charity Ngilu over incitement claims.
Waititu accused Ngilu of inciting her constituents to burn two lorries transporting charcoal from Kitui two weeks ago.
“Her utterances should not go unpunished and the law should not be applied selectively. It is not fair to charge people like Waititu and Moses Kuria with incitement and let others go scot-free,” he said.
Waititu was speaking at Ichaweri in Gatundu South on Saturday when he and former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta distributed banana and avocado seedlings to farmers.
He said he would put pressure on Ngilu to ensure she compensates for the burnt lorries which belong to two Kiambu businessmen.
“The relevant agencies should see to it that leaders like Ngilu face the full force of the law,” he said.
Ngilu has featured on various social media sites urging residents of Kitui not to allow charcoal trade in the area and to torch any vehicle ferrying the commodity.
She lamented that the trade which was banned in the county in 2014 had caused to depletion of trees, leading to perennial drought in the area.
However, she has since denied inciting people to burn lorries and said she was only enforcing the law against illegal charcoal trade.