Kingi slam Mutyambai over incitement statement


Kilifi governor Amason Kingi has faulted the inspector General of police for concluding that the killing of three people in Junju village was as a result of political incitement.

Addressing the media outside his office on Monday, Kingi urged Mutyambai to take his time and investigate the matter before jumping into conclusion.

The three, Sidik Anwarali Sumra, Rahil Mohamed Kasmani and James Kazungu had gone to view a parcel of land on Wednesday last week when they were attacked and killed before their vehicle was torched.

“This incident happened just last week. More time is needed to conclude investigations. If the investigations establish politicians took part by inciting the community then the law should take its course. Both those who took part in the act and those who incited are criminals.

Kingi warned locals against attacking investors in the area.

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He said the county has set plans to address land woes including in areas with known land conflicts.

“We have set a desk to handle all land matters. People should not take law into their hands. They should let the county address any issues. Attacking someone makes you a criminal and the law shall catch up with you,” he said

Condemning the killings, Kingi said he was shocked by the act bearing in mind those killed are people well known in the area.

“Sidik has invested in the area for a very long time. He has a dairy farm there and he was going to purchase land to expand his investment. Such acts will scare away investors from putting their money in Kilifi,” he said.

Kilifi senator Stewart Madzayo expressed disappointment at the statement by the Inspector General.

Madzayo said he did not expect such a statement from a leader of Mutyambais calibre.

“This is the most unfortunate statement I have ever heard from a person of Mutyambais calibre. As the number one police officer he should not draw conclusions without making thorough investigations. He should stop making reckless statements towards leaders,” he said

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