Embu County Commissioner Mr Abdullahi Galgalo Reads Chiefs The Riot Act
A day after a video showing protesting mothers went viral, Embu County Commissioner called a meeting of provisional administration team including chiefs and education officials expressing disappointment at how they have failed to do their duties. The County Commissioner summoned the Chiefs and District Officers and paraded them in the impromptu baraza meeting he convened chidding them for failing to clear the county of alcohol and miraa. ” Where do you want to retire to if you do not want to clear your area of drugs” asked visibly angry commissioner.
Embu women took to the street protesting against what they called ” absent husbands who they have lost to alcohol and miraa”. The women including mothers of newly married young women said their young women do not get their conjugate rights from their husbands. ” Our young men have all gone and taken to alcohol and makoka, who will husband our daughters?” the mothers cried.
Mr Galgalo asked the people of Embu to help him get rid of these drugs from the county. He also asked the education head not to turn away any child for lack of lunch money and ensure hundred per cent education transition.