Kitui Governor, Charity Ngilu, is going to have the last laugh in a political rivalry envisaged between her and Majority Leader in The National Assembly, Aden Duale after a fact-finding mission alleviated her of incitement claims.
The mission led by police Inspector General of Police(IG), Hillary Mutyambai, Director of Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), George Kinoti and the Director of Public Prosecution(DPP), Noordin Haji found that there were no people who may have incited the two communities against each other.
“Fact-finding mission by IG, DCI and the DPP has established no permanent residence destroyed nor camel killed at Enyali sub-county of Kitui contrary to claims going round on social media on the same, ” a statement read on official DCI twitter account.
The mission established that following an inter-county security meeting, herders who had illegally invaded Kitui were asked to leave after adequate notice to calm rising tension between the two communities in the area.
The DCI insisted that it was done in an orderly and friendly manner.
The mission further revealed there was no inter-community animosity or conflict and no camel had been shot or killed and that the two communities had co-existed peacefully.
However, not leaving any stone turned, they directed that further investigation be carried out to establish if there were people who may have incited the two communities against each other.
In a video clip from 2018, which went viral on social media, Ngilu was heard telling Mutha residents in Kitui county that she would fund, train and arm Kamba men to face Somali herders who she accused of encroaching on Ukambani farms.
MPs from Northern Kenya led by Duale wanted Ngilu arrested for alleged incitement.
What followed was a war of words between Ngilu and Duale each accusing the other of corruption.