CS Kuria differs with Mt Kenya women MPs over Mungiki sect remarks

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On Wed, 29 Nov, 2023 11:43 | 2 mins read
CS Kuria differs with Mt Kenya women Mps over Mungiki sect remarks
Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria. PHOTO/ @HonMoses_Kuria)/ X

Perhaps to demonstrate his advocacy for human rights, Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria varies drastically with Mt Kenya women parliamentarians in his approach towards the outlawed terror gang -Mungiki.

While the women leaders call for the use of deadly force against the sect, Kuria views them as people who deserve a fair trial like the rest of the criminals.

He opines that Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki should not imitate the influential Kibaki era Cabinet minister who upheld the shoot-to-kill approach against Mungiki sect members.

According to CS Kuria, the late John Michuki was in violation.

"President William Ruto is a staunch believer in the rule of law and constitutionalism. Dear Prof Kithure Kindiki, kindly refuse the shoot-to-kill request by Mt Kenya's elected women leaders. Everyone, even suspected Mungikis deserves a fair trial and presumption of innocence. Michuki was right in many ways but not on this one," Moses Kuria wrote on his official X account.

At least nine women MPs from the region asked the government to crack down on the sect. They told the press that members of the proscribed sect had regrouped and taken control of businesses and transport sectors in the region.

The MPs claimed some of the gang members have been demanding money from business owners to allow them to continue operating and threatened to mobilise demonstrations in the Mt Kenya region should the government fail to crack down on the criminals.

They claimed the gang leaders had held meetings to recruit followers in the Kenol area of Murang’a county and are planning to hold similar meetings in Nyeri and Nakuru counties in the coming weeks.

They urged Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to crack down on the group.

“We MPs drawn from the Mt Kenya region have noted with concern the recent attempts to revive and sanitise the activities of the outlawed Mungiki sect by clandestine forces aimed at destabilising the peace and tranquillity in our region and the nation at large,” the legislators said in a statement read by Nyandarua Woman Rep Faith Gitau.

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