Uproar following arrest of Benson Macharia

Drama was witnessed at Ravine-Baringo stage in Nakuru town following protests by members of the public and Matatu operators against harrassment by county askaris and security team.

According to reliable sources,drama commenced after county askaris arrested one of the managers of the Mogotio Line PSVs at Baringo-Ravine stage.

The move saw Friends of Devolution Chairman Benson Macharia arrested.

The security team accusing Macharia of alledged incitement and chanting slogans “Lee Must Go”.

However,as per  report from Central Police station,Macharia will be charged with creating disturbance.

He was released on a free police Bond.

It will be recalled that Matatu operators have been in conflict withghe county government of Nakuru since they were relocated from CBD im April.

Speaking at Nakuru Central Police station where Macharia was being held in custody,Simon Ole Nasieku from Nakuru Accountability Forum condemned the excess use of force on Matatu operators.

Already the Nakuru Accountability Forum had written to the county commander Tito Kilonzi to enforce court order  that temporary  restrained the ongoing construction of the main stage along Geofrey Kamau/Mburu Gichua Road next to GateHouse.

By the time of publishing this article already the county police Commander had enforced the same.

Lobby lauds Arama’s development record

Nakuru Accountability Forum has lauded Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama over development record.

Chairman  Simon Ole Nasieku while terming the Legislator as development-focused,  challenged Nakuru Legislators to emulate Arama on matters development and service delivery.

In an interview with this writer, Nasieku pointed out various infrastructural projects initiated in Nakuru West under the leadership of Arama.

Simon Ole Nasieku at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nasieku says leaders should follow suit and lobby for  development projects from National Government as well as partners.

“Arama has shown the true leadership and that why we challenge other MPs in Nakuru to emulate him on matters Service delivery” said Nasieku.

The Nakuru Town West Legislator has been praised by his constituents for lobbying for several projects.

Key among them are roads and drainage World Bank-funded projects in areas such as London and Kaptembwa.

Currently ,the MP has lobbied for upgrade of feeder roads in Mwariki to bitumen standard.

According to Arama,the project worth sh 560 million will go a long way in addressing the challenges of drainage and transport in the slum area.

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