Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba booed and heckled in Kilifi

Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba booed and heckled in Kilifi

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NCIC commissioner Morris Dzoro together with politician Ababu Namwamba during the Rabai cultural festivals in Kilifi. PHOTO: GRACE MITHAMO.

Kilifi, KENYA: Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba  had to cut short his public address in Kilifi, after he was booed by a group of youths for trying to speak against governor Amason Kingi’s leadership in the region.

Speaking during the Rabai Cultural Festivals that took place over the weekend at Dr. Kraft grounds, Ababu had accused governor Amason Kingi  for failing in his leadership.

Ababu accused Governor Kingi of failing to provide water for  Ganze, Magarini and Kaloleni constituents who are now facing imminent hunger.

“Kingi should have pity on the hunger stricken residents by providing them with devolved resources like water and agriculture.” Said Ababu.

Things turned ugly as Ababu asked constituents to avoid voting in the current leadership; saying that it had no vision and that it was marred by massive corruption.

He added that the county cannot account for sh. 1.6 billion according to deputy governor Keneth Kamto;who was also attending the festivals.

However, the energetic Ababu had to cut short his speech when the youths vowed not to let him address them and  demanded that he hand over the microphone to the master of ceremony.

Meanwhile, National Cohesion and Integration Commission NCIC, is probing a senior politician in Kilifi county following allegations that he could be sponsoring rowdy youths to disrupt his rival’s political gatherings.

NCIC commissioner Morris Dzoro speaking during the same event; said that the commission has received numerous allegations leveled against the said politician and promised that the commission will swiftly take action.

“We have received allegations about a senior politician in Kilifi county who is using youths to silence his rivals by funding them, we have directed our detectives to carry out more investigations and soon that politician will be arraigned in court,” said the commissioner.

Commissioner Dzoro warned that funding hooligans is dangerous to the nation  and warned politicians against involving themselves in such acts and  at the same time asked youths to keep off such politicians.

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The senior politician is alleged to be dishing money to the youths in order to disrupt meetings and silence any politician who speaks ill of the reigning county government.