County dumps more ma­nure to stop Jamleck

The 90 tonnes was dumped by county gov­ern­ment, pri­vate lor­ries at night

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central - JAMES WAINAINA @TheS­tarKenya

Mu­rang’a county has dumped 90 tonnes of ma­nure at Mu­rang’a Univer­sity Grounds, where Kigumo MP Jamleck Ka­mau and guests are ex­pected to land on Satur­day to launch his man­i­festo at Mumbi Grounds.

On Mon­day the county gov­ern­ment off-loaded 10 tonnes of ma­nure in Mumbi Grounds where the event is to take place.

The Mu­rang’a Univer­sity field is used as a land­ing ground for chop­pers when lead­ers visit Mu­rang’a.

A spot check at the field yes­ter­day re­vealed the ma­nure was de­posited by the county gov­ern­ment and pri­vate lor­ries at night.

Boda boda op­er­a­tors, whose bay is at the edge of the field, re­fused to talk to the me­dia. They said they fear vic­tim­i­sa­tion and los­ing their job if they crit­i­cise the county gov­ern­ment.

Ef­forts to reach the univer­sity man­age­ment were fu­tile. The me­dia vis­ited the fa­cil­ity but were told the reg­is­trar and vice chan­cel­lor have been in f meet­ings.

This comes days af­ter chaos erupted at Mumbi Grounds, where the man­i­festo launch is ex­pected to take place.

Mu­rang’a county com­mis­sioner John Elung’ata or­dered se­cu­rity per­son­nel to guard the field un­til Satur­day.

Two sup­port­ers al­lied to Gover­nor Mwangi Wairia were ar­rested for car­ry­ing pan­gas and were charged on Mon­day.

The MP said the county is at­tempt­ing to block the func­tion.

On Thurs­day, a group of youth started plant­ing grass in the sta­dium, which is now said to be in need of 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.

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