In Summary
  • Led by Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, the leaders said Ms Waiguru’s opposition to demarcation and allocation of the land could aggravate the already fluid and emotive situation.

  • Mr Ndwiga said Ms Waiguru does not know the history of the scheme and asked her to research before making public utterances.

  • The leaders have called for sobriety in addressing emerging grievances.

Leaders from Embu County have censured Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru over a remark that her county owned the 44,000-acre Mwea settlement scheme, saying the statement could incite residents to violence.

Led by Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, the leaders said Ms Waiguru’s opposition to demarcation and allocation of the land could aggravate an already fluid and emotive situation, which has left about five people injured.

Mr Ndwiga said Ms Waiguru does not know the history of the scheme and asked her to research before making public utterances.

HISTORY

He said Mwea had been allocated to Embu County, while Ngariama settlement scheme given to Kirinyaga when it was hived off Embu County.

“We have heard very unfortunate statements coming from the governor of Kirinyaga. Let her dig into history and she will understand which scheme between Mwea settlement scheme and Ngariama belongs to which county.

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