Burglary due to Wairia sack bid, say MCAs

By: Alice Waithera

THE raid on Murang’a assembly offices is related to the attempted impeachment of Governor Mwangi Wairia, some MCAs have said.

The Senate rejected the impeachment motion on November 6, saying it did not meet the constitutional threshold.

Last Wednesday, a gang of three broke into the assembly’s offices in Murang’a town. They stole electronics, computers and mobile phones.

Addressing journalists in the assembly on Friday, the MCAs said it is the third incident in two months since the bid to remove Wairia started.

“On September 14, the assembly was attacked by goons demonstrating against the sacking of Finance executive George Kamau,” deputy speaker Moses Gachui said.

“There was also an attempt to burn the assembly on October 21, just before we discussed the impeachment of Wairia.”

Gachui urged police to investigate quickly and arrest the culprits to enable the assembly to work without fear.

He said in the latest incident, the gang terrorised assembly staff in the offices before fleeing with the equipment.

Area police boss Johnstone Limo said he reads mischief in the burglary.

Assembly staff and insurance company officials gave contradicting details, he said.

Assembly staff claimed the gang members were armed with pistols, while the insurers said they were armed with knives.

“Members of staff from the two offices should come out clearly and give truthful information,” Limo said.

The police boss said they are also investigating contradicting information given by the witnesses who said they were still working until 9pm.