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BY CORRESPONDENT,MWEA,18TH,APRIL 2018– Five people sustained serious gunshot wounds after they were injured during confrontations with the police in Mwea settlement scheme on Wednesday.
The police were send to the area to guard the 44,000-acre settlement scheme in Embu County. The five were part of a group that tried to block those who had been allocated pieces of land from accessing their parcels.
On Wednesday, hundreds of youth started pelting police with stones at Mashamba, prompting the shootout.
The previous day, word had gone round that some of the over 7,000 people, who received title deeds, would be shown their parcels of land in Gikuru, Mashamba and Muthiru areas.
The exercise which was being coordinated by security agencies, had been stopped after a former District Commissioner, Mr Ireri Ndong’ong’i, and other elders, were attacked as they toured the area Friday.
The injured are Mr Abednego Mutua, 41 who was shot in the stomach. Others are Mr Pius Musau, 40, (chest), Mr Dennis Muriithi, 20, (hand and stomach) and Mr Kennedy Muvevi Mutua, 21, who was also shot in the stomach. Mr Boniface Nzioka Manyuoli, 19, had a bullet lodged in his thigh.
They were rushed to the nearby White Rose Medical Centre and Gategi Satellite hospital.