Members of the Kirinyaga county assembly on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, blasted their governor, Anne Waiguru for focusing on 2022 succession politics.
During their address to the press, the 12 county representatives claimed that development projects within their county had stalled due to her 'obsession' with the race to take over President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.
"We have seen the dilapidated health sector where there are no beds and no medicine. We are asking why our county's development projects are lagging behind yet we have approved all the necessary budgets," Tebere Ward Representative Gadson Muchina announced.
The highly-charged legislators also asked investigative agencies to scrutinise the county's dealings and tender awards, claiming the existence of suspicious agreements.
This comes hot on the heels of the chaotic scenes that occurred on September 12, 2019, as Waiguru was officially presiding over the opening of Kagumo Market.
Rowdy youths who seemed to have been incited, according to elders, heckled and intimidated the governor forcing her to give way for Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui to address them.
She turned to the Kirinyaga council of elders led by chairman Cyrus Githaka at the Riagitugu Shrine, who went on to issue warn the MCAs.
“We are cautioning the MCAs against the habit of fighting the executive. They should play their oversight role without fighting other elected leaders,” Githaka asserted.
The MCAs in their latest press conference also cautioned their governor against claiming that she spoke on behalf of the people of Mt Kenya.
Here's the clip of the Kirinyaga MCAs attacking Waiguru's development record:
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