The home of Kitui Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau was on Thursday night attacked by arsonists who managed to set ablaze his lorry.
The 2:30 am incident caught the attention of nearby security guards who were able to rush to his home alerting his family to wake up.
Neighbors joined in to make sure that the fire does not spread to the entire lorry. Mr. Nzau claims that since his stand on the ban on charcoal trade, he has received several threats from unknown people that he had to park his lorry at a nearby police station for safety.
Recently he felt that his compound was safe and he decided to park it there.
He proceeded to claim that none of the attacks will deter his fight against charcoal trading in the county.
Early this year Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu banned the burning of charcoal in the county a move that saw several attacks on vehicles ferrying the commodity.
In March a group of youths torched a vehicle ferrying charcoal along the Thika – Garissa Highway.
Speaking after the incident, Mwingi Central OCPD John Nyamu said that investigations have been launched and no arrestd have been made so far.