× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Chaos erupts in Kitui as youth stage demo against Charity Ngilu

By Philip Muasya and Paul Mutua | November 24th 2018
The County Youth Movement Chairman Moses Munyalo alias Munaa atop a pickup (with a stripped T-shirt) leads a demonstration in Kitui Town on November 23, 2018 to protest against irate youth staged demonstration against Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration over skewed awarding of county government tenders. [Paul Mutua, Standard]

Chaos erupted in Kitui town on Friday after youth staged a demo against Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration over claims of skewed award of tenders.

The youths, some riding on pickups bearing the banner of Kitui County Youth Movement, kicked off their peaceful demo at Kitui bus park before they spilled to the streets and made their way to the governor’s office.

They were led by Moses Munyalo, the chairman of the Movement.  However, an ugly confrontation ensued after the group met a rival gang wielding stones and crude weapons near Kitui AIC Township blocking them from accessing the governor’s office to present a petition.

Anti-riot police led by Kitui Central OCPD Muthuri Mwongera were forced to fire live bullets in the air and lob tear gas canisters to disperse the youth.

Some small-scale traders were injured as scores scampered for safety in the ensuing melee.

“I have been hut by a stone on the head, we blame police for allowing hooligans to interfere with our peaceful protest which they had authorised. All we wanted is to address the governor on the ills dogging her administration” said Muema Ndundu.

Later, Munyalo addressed the Press before he was arrested and held at Kitui Police Station briefly.

“We are telling people that the governor has been besieged and held hostage by cartels bleeding the county. We want the governor to delink herself from this cartel that is out to enrich itself at the expense of youth and women,” he said.

But the County Chief of Staff Crispus Ileli dismissed the demo as an attempt by Ngilu’s detractors who were out to derail his development agenda.

Share this story
Prisons teams seeking to lock up GSU and Pipeline
Former champions will be seeking to reclaim national league titles.
Why Kenyan boxers are winning medals once again
The BFK led by President Anthony ‘Jamal’ Ombok was elected into the office in 2019 and has since...