Makongeni residents have vowed to protect their burnt social hall and to shun grabbers from it until government will renovate the facility for community use.
The hall that was allegedly burnt last year is now a battle field between Bishop Osham Ominde and the area residents.
Yesterday youths in Makongeni stormed the hall site and roughed up a contractor and other workers who were in the process of renovating it before being whisked away.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News after the incident Philip Otieno a retired professional boxer who used to train other upcoming boxers in the hall accused Bishop Ominde of using area politicians and the Kenya Railways Company to grab the facility.
‘‘This hall belongs to the community, politicians here have sold public utilities including our playing ground , they are now grabbing this social hall and we shall not allow.. enough is enough….Bishop Ominde will not construct anything here let me warn them’’ Otieno said.
On Wednesday Bishop Ominde had a long meeting with Makongeni OCS and community representative but the meeting did not yield any fruit.
They are set to resume engagement further today together with Kenya Railways Managing Director.