Saturday December 24, 2016 – Kitui Governor Julius Malombe was ejected from the funeral of former Kitui Town Mayor, Martha Mwangangi, who was crushed to death by County fire engine during demonstration with former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu.
The CORD Governor had just arrived at the funeral on Friday, which was also attended by Ngilu, when the ugly confrontation begun with the crowd chanting hatutaki Malombe hapa (we don’t want Malombe here).
Things moved from..
bad to worse when the family of the deceased also joined in the protest, telling Malombe to leave the funeral.
At one point Mwangangi’s body was returned to the house until the Governor left.
The jeers grew louder and violent forcing Malombe to flee the scene for fear of his life.
The family of the deceased accused Malombe of being behind the death of the former mayor and even sent him an earlier warning never to attend the funeral.