Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua on Saturday, 23rd November, stormed the construction site of a Chinese company that has been awarded a contract to build a road in constituency.
According media reports, Gachagua, who arrived at the site with his youthful supporters, said they have been denied an opportunity to deliver services to the company.
The lawmaker was angry that people from other parts of the country had been hired to do manual jobs at the expense of the locals.
“How do you get people from other regions to do work that my people can do?” the MP asked amid cheers.
He said it was mandatory that the company should award 70 percent of the total opportunities to his voters.
“You must follow the law and give the jobs as it should be,” Gachagua told the directors of the site.
The Chinese firm’s officials pleaded with the MP and his group to calm down, pledging to have the issue amicably resolved.
The crowd accompanying the MP had tried to break into the site but were stopped.
Even as they left, they promised return to the site if the issues raised would not be urgently addressed.