, NAKURU, Kenya, Sept 29 – A house and property of unknown value was destroyed when arsonists raided and torched the home of a member of the Nakuru County Assembly, Lucy Nyambura Kihumba on Monday night.
The Menengai West MCA, who was at the time in the house at Ol-Rongai with her ailing husband and her son, were able to rush out to safety on time.
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has condemned the attack, terming it an evil deed, adding that the perpetrators must be arrested and punished as deserved by law.
‘What I have seen here is not by accident. It’s a well-planned and deliberate situation. All must be done to have these evil people brought to book,’ he said.
The governor also called on speedy investigations to the arsonist that destroyed millions worth of property.
Mbugua called on leaders from Nakuru and the country at large to learn from the incident as far as their security is concerned saying that their security is important considering the type of work they do.
‘It’s unfortunate that it had to happen to our own for us to see the importance of our security. I express my sympathies to the family but at the same time urge them to be strong because they are alive, no life was lost and we have to thank God for that,’ he expressed.
He assured the family of the county government’s support during this difficult time.
Millions worth of property was destroyed after a group of arsonists attacked and set fire to the leader’s home using what is suspected to be petrol bombs.
Accompanying the governor to the MCA’s home was the Speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly Susan Kihika, County Secretary Joseph Motari, Majority Leader Waithuki Njane and over 50 MCAs from Nakuru County.