11 Kiambu county government officials on Friday have been charged with malicious destruction of property. They were accused of cutting down 50 eucalyptus and 250 cyprus trees at Kinyua Gitonga’s farm in Kamae village.
A splinter group of 115 Njuri Nceke elders allied to secretary general Josphat Murangiri and chairman Linus Kathera decamped and shifted to the faction led by secretary general Phares Rutere and chairman Paul M’ithinkia.
Fifteen families in Kulamawe area of Isiolo were rendered homeless after a fierce fire broke out at dawn, destroying fifteen rental houses to ashes and roasting seven goats that were enclosed in a shed in the neighboring plot.
The persistent drought in Isiolo County has already reached alarming levels with current statistics indicating that at least 18% of children below the age of five years are suffering from acute malnutrition, with the situation expected to get worse if the affected areas do not receive adequate rainfall within the next one month.