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Kiambu County Secretary Fredrick Kitema has cautioned those leaders accusing the county government of demolishing and burning the Madaraka market that the county would sue them. Addressing the press in Thika sub-county offices on Monday, Kitema said that the leaders were using the misfortune to settle political scores. he warned them that should investigate well before blaming it on the county government.

He said that the County Government of Kiambu was not aware of any of the incidences and neither involved in the malpractice and that they regretted for the loss, considering that the market has been its largest source of income. He appealed to the leaders to desist from inciting the members of public to avoid chaos as this would not benef anyone. He called upon the public to ignore any leader inciting them to fight other leaders.

“Let’s not incite on the people of Thika as it has been earlier. The chaos that result from the incitement are not beneficial because the people only destroy public property. Remain calm as we investigate who did this and who were involved,” Kitema said.

On Sunday, irate youth stormed the Kamenu MCA’s homestead and torched both her car and house alleging that she was aware of what had transpired the night before at Madaraka Market. They also accused her of supporting the county government in evicting them from the market to allow a private developer to take over.

Tension had this morning engulfed the area as Kiambu legislators were set to address the traders. It was feared that the leaders would lead them into the streets to protest the destruction of their property allegedly by the Kiambu County authorities.

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