Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu could not control tears in court on Wednesday when she appeared to testify for prosecution team over the death of former political ally Martha Mwangangi.
In front of Justice Lilian Mutende, Ngilu struggled to contain her tears as she narrated the the deadly incident that occurred in December 2016.
According to her, a county government of Kitui truck plunged into demonstrators killing Martha, a former Mayor on spot. The two had come to defend traders.
“I was with the former mayor when suddenly a county government truck plunged into the demonstrators outside the Kitui police station and crushed her to death. Martha and I were old friends and we had been called to defend the traders’ source of livelihood,” said Ngilu.
The former Lands minister said she also escaped death by whisker having been rescued by her aide who was alert during the demonstrations.
“Martha was not lucky. The truck hit and flung her ahead before crushing her on the head and mid-section. She died instantly as pandemonium ensued at the scene,” Ngilu said, in tears as quoted by the Standard.
At the time, Ngilu was involved in Supremacy battles with former Governor Julius Malombe, and it's believed that the driver was under instructions from authorities.
The case was adjourned until July 31st. Governor Ngilu was second prosecution witness to testify against the horrible murder of her friend.