NCIC summons Kitui governor Charity Ngilu

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu following her utterances on charcoal burning in the county.

Ngilu is alleged to have incited youths to burn Lorries transporting charcoal in the county as a way of the curbing charcoal burning menace in her Jurisdiction.

In a tweet, the Francis ole Kaparo led commission said it summoned the Governor in a letter dated 14th February 2018 to appear on February 20th, 2018 at 10.00AM.

At the same time, the commission has called Kenyans to exercise tolerance and uphold peace.

Ngilu has denied incitement claims as well as reports that certain communities were being targeted in the protests against charcoal burning and sand harvesting business in Kitui County.

On Wednesday, Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu called for Ngilu’s arrest as he demanded for compensation for the charcoal trader whose lorry was burnt.

Elsewhere, Kajiado County commissioner David kipkemei has banned charcoal burning in the county.

In a stormy security meeting attended by chiefs and their assistants, it emerged that not only does charcoal burning destroy the environment; it is also a security threat since unknown persons invade public forests in the region.

The County commissioner said action will be taken against administrators collaborating with illegal loggers.

He said motor bikes are commonly used to ferry bags of charcoal from interior villages to waiting Lorries along the roads.

Police officers manning road blocks in the area have also been accused of abetting the vice by turning a blind eye to the illegal loggers.

  

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