Unknown people on Friday morning set on fire a lorry belonging to Kitui county Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau.
The lorry was parked at his Mwingi town residence when the arsonists set ablaze the lorry’s rear tyres.
According to the deputy governor, he has been receiving threats starting March when the governor, Charity Ngilu banned charcoal burning and transportation.
“Since March, we’ve been parking this lorry at the police station after receiving numerous threats. We stopped only recently after the threats stopped,” he said.
He has also said that he believes the act was in retaliation to the charcoal truck that was burnt at Kanyonyoo market along the Thika-Garissa highway.
The police are investigating the incident but no arrests have been made yet.
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