Nairobi,KENYA:Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu on Monday found herself in a hot seat after she was brought before National Cohesion and Integration Commission NCIC to answer to allegations of incitement targeting dealers from one community following the crackdown of charcoal trade in Kitui county.
Ngilu appeared before the Francis Ole Kaparo led team accompanied by Kalonzo , her lawyers and four counsels.
Addressing the media at the NCIC offices, wiper leader who is also one of Ngilu’s lawyers, defended her client citing that,Ngilu was just like a whistle blower to the condition of Ukambani after residents decided to cut trees that is considered as water catch.
“We congratulate Ngilu for having to blow the whistle. You don’t punish the whistleblower, Ngilu can’t clearly get one community to fight against the other community,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo said that the complain came from Juja residents instead of the inflicted community of Somalis.
He added that the entire Kamba region is now arid due to charcoal burning and if it’s not controlled Kenya will soon be declared a desert.
He was of the view that Kenya should deal with conserving water resources and not prosecuting people trying to defend it
“What happens if there is no rain? Is the Jubilee government ready to feed the citizens of this country? I imagine myself that the news war will be around water resources.. so this are the issues we must deal with.”
“We think that the NCIC should not be misused.”
Last week Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu criticized Ngilu over the matter saying she should not incite the public to take the law into their own hands.