Gachagua attacks MP for reopening bars in Nyeri

Written by Vincent Ombati

Mathira Member of Parliament Eric Wamumbi has called out deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to respect his decision of reopening bars in the area.

Wambui says all licenced bar owners are hustlers and need to feed their families. Denying them an opportunity to earn their daily break is grooming them to be beggars.

The once close ally of the Gachagua maintains he respects him and should be shown the respect he deserves too.

Wamumbi sentiments came a day after Gachagua claimed that some people were undermining his orders of demanding closure of bars within Nyeri county.

“A local member of parliament has directed the security officers in Karatina puporting on orders from above to reopen bars,” Gachagua said.

The second in command said a member of parliament cannot instruct security officers. Gachagua issued a stern warning to officers in the office of the interior affairs. He revealed that police officers taking instructions from an MP shall face disciplinary actions.

Gachagua faulted some leaders, including those from the Ministry of Interior, for fighting his initiative of ending the illicit brew menace in the Mt. Kenya region.

Gachagua said he is not aware of any directives by the  government to reopen bars selling illicit brews.

“I have never missed any cabinet meeting. There’s no decision made by the cabinet to stop war against illicit brew,” clarified the DP.

“Those instructions are illegal, and us part of political schemes that are ongoing in this country, ” Gachagua warned.

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