Don’t use Mi­jik­enda for po­lit­i­cal gain, MRC tells 2 MPs

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

The Mom­basa Repub­li­can Coun­cil on Tues­day crit­i­cised two MPs for “tak­ing ad­van­tage of the poor Mi­jik­enda com­mu­nity” for po­lit­i­cal gain.

The coun­cil said Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga and Nyali’s Hezron Awiti should en­sure im­ple­men­ta­tion of the law le­gal­is­ing tra­di­tional mnazi brew, in­stead of lead­ing street protests.

Last week they led demon­stra­tions against ha­rass­ment of mnazi ven­dors .

Deputy spokesman Richard Lewa said Mwinga is a lawyer and should have or­gan­ised a work­shop to ed­u­cate the ven­dors on on reg­u­la­tions.

“Any law passed has to have reg­u­la­tions. It is the duty of the MPs to en­sure the mnazi ven­dors are prop­erly ed­u­cated on what they are al­lowed to do and what they are not,” he said.

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