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Nacada boss faces backlash over claims

By Daniel Nzia | Published Thu, July 3rd 2014 at 00:00, Updated July 2nd 2014 at 23:33 GMT +3

Machakos residents have hit out at Nacada boss John Muthutho over his claims that area Governor Alfred Mutua allowed the sale of alcohol to children during last weekend's Masaku Sevens tournament.

The residents termed Mututho's claims as outrageous and far-fetched.

The residents who spoke to The Standard also told Mututho to keep off the affairs of Machakos County.

"It could be that the Nacada boss is envious of the economic gain recorded in Machakos town and its environs as a result of the tournament and other events in the town," said a trader, who requested not to be named.

Meanwhile, the County Executive Committee Member for Tourism, Culture and Sports Faith Wathome has also denied Mututho's claims that alcohol was sold to minors during the event.

"It may be possible children found their way to the event taking place in the town at the weekend out of curiosity but none was sold alcohol or illicit drugs as claimed," said Ms Wathome.

 She said Mututho should have first verified the claims before making the misleading statement.

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