National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has asked Neo Kenya and Joy Kenya sacco officials to appear before it over the skirmishes in Kenol, Murang’a county.
Two people died on Sunday after two rival groups clashed in the town.
Reports indicate that a group of youths were ferried to the area in the morning aboard two buses belonging to the two saccos.
“In implementation of the PSV Regulations, 2014 and in consultation with the Inspector General, the Authority has summoned the officials of Neo Kenya Mpya Commuters Limited and Joy Kenya Services Limited to appear before it to provide an insight into the incidents reported to have occurred at Kenol, Murang’a County on Sunday 4th October,2020,” an NTSA notice reads.
NTSA Update: In implementation of the PSV Regulations, 2014 and in consultation with the Inspector General, the Authority has summoned the officials of Neo Kenya Mpya Commuters Limited and Joy Kenya Services Limited to appear… https://t.co/C12DaxlxC7 @InteriorKE @NPSOfficial_KE
— NTSA KENYA (@ntsa_kenya) October 5, 2020
On Sunday evening, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai ordered that the two buses be tracked and detained as well to assist in investigations.
According to Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe, the buses belong to the Ngiricis – Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici – who was present at the AIPCA fundraiser.
Police are also looking for Kandara MP Alice Wahome and Kiharu’s Ndindi Nyoro who are said to have been responsible for the chaos that rocked the town.
The drama led to the death of two people while others sustained injuries.
Roped into the matter were Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege and Mathioya MP Peter Kimari.
Sabina said the protests might have been “stage managed” by the MPs being sought after by the police.
“I hear several people mentioned my name, you are bringing visitors to insult leaders in Muranga, there were only two leaders from Muranga at that event, they probably state-managed it,” the legislator said.
“I would not be surprised to hear that the tear gas they say was thrown into the church was done by themselves,”