County pours 10 tonnes of ma­nure in sta­dium ‘to stop’ Jam­leck man­i­festo launch

County sources say Mumbi Grounds is among sta­di­ums ear­marked for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. Youths started plant­ing grass last Thurs­day

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central - ALICE WAITHERA @Alice­wangechi

Mu­rang’a county is yet again in the mid­dle of a bit­ter ri­valry be­tween sup­port­ers of Gov­er­nor Mwangi Wairia and his ri­val Kigumo MP Jam­leck Ka­mau.

The spat was sparked by the county gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to off­load 10 tonnes of ma­nure in Mumbi Grounds, where Ka­mau, who is vy­ing for gov­er­nor, will launch his man­i­festo on Satur­day.

The MP said the county gov­ern­ment is at­tempt­ing to block the func­tion. On Thurs­day morn­ing, a group of youths started plant­ing grass in the sta­dium, which is now said to be ear­marked for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

A fierce ex­change of words started af­ter Ka­mau’s sup­port­ers con­fronted Wairia’s, forc­ing of­fi­cers from the Mu­rang’a po­lice sta­tion to dis­perse them.

This hap­pened two days af­ter Ka­mau said he got a per­mit to use the sta­dium on Satur­day.

County sources said work at the venue is part of a pro­gramme to re­ha­bil­i­tate all sta­di­ums in the county. Po­lice are guard­ing the sta­dium and have sealed it off from the pub­lic.

Ka­mau, whose sup­port­ers have clashed with the gov­er­nor’s sev­eral times since he de­clared he will vie for the seat, said the county pur­ports to plant grass in the sta­dium to frus­trate his event. He urged his crit­ics to at­tend the launch and de­cide whether he de­serves their sup­port.

KA­MAU’S AND WAIRIA’S SUP­PORT­ERS HAVE CLASHED SEVERALLY

/ALICE WAITHERA

A heap of ma­nure poured in Mumbi Grounds, where Kigumo MP Jam­leck Ka­mau will launch his man­i­festo on Satur­day

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