Raila is Behind MCAs' Fights in Murang'a - Gov Mwangi wa Iria

  • Muranga Governor Mwangi wa Iria has accused National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga of the ongoing feuds among the county leaders.

    Speaking on Monday, the Governor attacked the opposition claiming that they are filtering their People's Assembly agenda into Jubilee strongholds leading to strife within the members of the county assembly.

    “It is not a coincidence that only Jubilee counties are in turmoil. They are fanned by greedy leaders who have agreed to be used after being given cash,” he stated.

    His statements come after the country witnessed a series of embarrassing physical altercations between MCAs, as they battled for key leadership positions in the county. 

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    The disagreements saw Kimorori Wempa MCA Amos Murigi arrested and arraigned in court over the chaos that happened on January 16.

    On January 17, Jubilee Party sent Secretary General Raphael Tuju, the Governor, Senator Irungu Kang'ata and a host of other elected leaders from the county to meet the MCAs to reach a truce among them.

    The team disowned one Simon Gikuru as the chairman of Jubilee Party in the county and dismissed the outcome of the meeting he chaired in a Kiambu hotel, where they ousted Leader of Majority Eric Kamande and chose Eric Murigi. 

    Wa Iria asserted that the MCAs should be punished for their dishonorable conduct.

    He then reiterated that all the fights were a part of the NASA leader's plan to pass the contentious People's Assembly motion in his county.

    [caption caption="File image of Muranga Governor Mwangi wa Iria addressing journalists."][/caption]

    So far, 19 counties have passed the motions, with most of them being NASA strongholds.

    The NASA brigade is to have Odinga sworn in on January 30 if President Uhuru Kenyatta does not hasten to dialogue with the Opposition.