MP Arati given red light as Kawangware residents protest over poor roads

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A protester crossing over the Road in Kawangware on Monday Photo/Courtesy
A protester crossing over the Road in Kawangware on Monday Photo/Courtesy

Chaotic Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati was given a red light on Monday after Kawangware residents moved into the streets protesting the poor state of Roads.

The Amboseli and Hateru roads were inaccessible during the chaotic protests. Motorists were left stranded as residents completely blocked Gitanga Road.

The one hour skirmishes were organized by residents who accused the area Member of Parliament of spending more time in his rural county Kisii instead of his constituency.

According to the videos seen by the Daily Clock, burning tyres and Rocks barricading the route were witnessed.

“We are suffering here. The roads are muddy and impassable. Our business as motorists have been paralyzed. The area MP is silent on this matter,” Said Karanja a resident.

Muthaiga Police station police officers intervened, restored order and immediately removed the burning tyres and the huge rocks from the ways.

Normalcy resumed later as the officers were directing traffic sending away the demonstrators.

The videos seen further revealed a bad state on the roads which force motorists to navigate through the muddy patched roads.

Over Christmas, the ODM MP spent his festive season in Kisii County dishing cash and giving baking Unga to village women. The move is aimed at selling his 2022 political ambition of succeeding the outgoing Kisii Governor James Ongwae.