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MP says summons over Muchai death utterance meant to silence her

Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a on Wednesday said she was not afraid of telling the truth on the killing of Kabete MP George Muchai.

She said summons by police to record a statement alongside MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Francis Munyua (Juja) and Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi over their utterances at Mr Muchai’s burial was meant to silence them.

“The truth must be told. Brave men don’t kill under the cover of darkness. Those who murdered Muchai, his driver and two bodyguards are cowards but God will reveal them because human life is precious,” she said.

She said the shooting of the MP was unbearable, especially because it came shortly after he said his life was in danger.

Speaking at Thika Municipal Stadium on Tuesday while disbursing Sh8.3 million bursaries to 1,600 secondary school students, Ms Ng’ang’a said Mr Muchai’s killers must face the law.

At the same time, the MP accused county officials of contravening a court order allowing the status quo to be maintained at the Madaraka and Jamuhuri Markets.


“There is a plan by the county government to evict the traders in favour of a developer. Thika residents will resist that,” she said.

Nominated MCA Mary Mwangi said she was opposed to a plan by the devolved government to spend Sh7.2 billion to purchase cars for ward administrators.

She accused the county government of spending on luxuries at the expense of development.

Ms Mwangi described the purchase of cars as a waste of money and appealed to her colleagues not to pass the budget.

“The county government has a bloated staff while resident lack essential services with individuals are pocketing public money which should be used to provide service to the taxpayer,” the MCA said.

Ms Mwangi also said the ongoing construction of pavements in Thika Town was of no use to road users who have to contend with potholed roads. She called on Senator Kimani Wamatangi to address the anomalies.