Lenku oders police to arrest goons who demolished market perimeter wall during yesterday chaos

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku arrives at KCB Grounds in Kajiado. [Peterson Githaiga/Standard]
Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku has asked police to arrest a group of youths who destroyed a perimeter wall at the newly constructed Kitengela market.

Mr Lenku urged the youths to stop being misused by political leaders to destroy public property.

The county boss was referring to an incident where hawkers demolished the perimeter wall at the site of the ongoing construction of the Sh120 million Kitengela market during a clash with county askaris, who were removing them from the town centre yesterday.

Scores were injured and property worth millions of schillings destroyed in the clash.

"You will not destroy public property and get away with it,” warned Lenku.

The governor was speaking yesterday at the KCB Grounds in Kajiado, where he issued bursary cheques in the second phase of disbursement to 6,000 beneficiaries.

Lenku announced that he had successfully lobbied the County Assembly to increase the kitty from Sh80 million to Sh150 million beginning January next year.

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The governor thanked ward representatives for sharing in his vision to improve education for Kajiado children.

MCAs, led by Majority Leader Julius Moipai, pleaded with more than 400 school heads present to be accepting their requests to keep needy students in school as they wait for the bursaries.

Kajiado Education Executive Jeremiah ole Ncharo said the beneficiaries were spread across 900 institutions, with secondary schools getting 70 per cent of the kitty.

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