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Two arrested vandalizing a stalled Sh. 2 Billion government housing project in Wote, Makueni

Police in Makueni are pursuing more suspects claimed to be saboteurs who have been vandalizing a stalled 1988 sh. 2 Billion housing project with two people in police cells over theft of materials in the houses.

This project lies outskirts of Wote town, Makueni County and was started in 1988, stalled on the way, with the over 2000 units which were almost completed having been vandalized completely.

Those arrested according to Makueni County Commissioner are influential businessmen who have been ensuring the project doesn’t take off since it will affect their housing businesses in Wote town.

During the arrest, DCI officers found them in possession of a full truck of timber suspected to have been stolen from the government housing units, among other materials following crucial leads by members of the public.

“Once the owner of the timber yard was arrested he revealed names of other people whom they have been doing the business together and police are pursuing them,” said Maalim

The national government has this year announced plans to revive it, to reduce the housing burden where it is bound to be finalized in construction by a pool of private investors in a shake up of the status quo where housing projects would be started and stop on the way.

Other top government officials who have visited the project that is bound to benefit government officials especially police officers include the CS Interior Dr. Fred Matiangi who had warned against vandalism to government projects, and the Principal Secretary state Department Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga.

Once investigations are complete, the two will be arraigned in court.

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