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MCA spends Easter in police custody over alleged demand for kick back

A bulldozer loads soil into a tipper lorry during the construction of Kwambila dam, in Kithuki location, Makueni county. Makueni county government has launched a multi-million shillings water initiative dubbed ‘Operation Water Now’ to provide water to the residents of the semi arid county, both for domestic and irrigation farming. [PHOTO: PHILIP MUASYA / STANDARD]

 

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A bulldozer loads soil into a tipper lorry during the construction of Kwambila dam, in Kithuki location, Makueni county. Makueni county government has launched a multi-million shillings water initiative dubbed ‘Operation Water Now’ to provide water to the residents of the semi arid county, both for domestic and irrigation farming. [PHOTO: PHILIP MUASYA / STANDARD]

An MCA spent Easter in the police cells. Police were probing allegations that the MCA blocked a contractor from graveling a road within his ward demanding a Sh1.5 million kickback.

The MCA was arrested on Saturday afternoon after the contractor filed a complaint at Wanguru Police Station.

But the driver defied the MCA leading to a standoff. The contractor then protested. Mwea East Sub-County OCPD Kizito Mutoro confirmed that the suspect had been asked to record a statement.

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