Tension after Kiambu Governor Waititu demolishes kiosks

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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in a past press briefing. [Photo/Courtesy]

Tension was high in Kahawa Wendani estate Monday morning after Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu led the demolishing of kiosks set up near a public toilet in a move that youths vowed revenge.

The governor demolished kiosks at the Kahawa Wendani bus station and also repossessed the public toilet.

It is reported that the owners of the demolished kiosks had been charging for the usage of the toilet and keeping the money without remitting any amount to the county, which owns the facility.

The people affected in the demolition armed themselves with crude weapons and were seen grouping themselves which created panic.

The youth claimed that they had been unfairly targeted, and their source of income taken away with an intention of kicking them out of the area. The county administration denied the claims.

According to some of the residents, the county government intends to demolish the public toilet to expand the stage.

Police and county inspectorate officers were deployed to maintain peace and order.


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