Two Embu leaders grilled over alleged incitement
Police in Embu have grilled two local leaders suspected of inciting residents residing in the 42,000-hectare Mwea Settlement Scheme over title deeds.
Embu County Commissioner Esther Maina noted that cases of incitement against the ongoing Title Deeds preparation have been reported to her office. She reiterated that the exercise should be left to the relevant authorities to finalize the matter and address complaints raised in a fair manner.
She said the government will not allow leaders to incite residents, warning that those found culpable will be punished according to the law.
The commissioner said that the people of Mwea have lived in peace for a very long time and leaders should not use the Mwea Scheme issue to incite them against each other.
She said that there is a section of leaders going round and telling residents of Mwea that if they don’t get titles deeds there will be no peace.
Maina termed as irresponsible when leaders incite residents because of title deeds and yet people have lived without them in the past without conflict.
On her part, Embu Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi urged the residents and leaders to maintain peace and work in unity as that is the only way to achieve development both at county and national level.
They were speaking during the 53rd Madaraka Day celebrations held at Kangaru Girls in Embu town.
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