Kirinyaga County Mashujaa Day Celebrations took a weird turn on Sunday, October 20, after Mwea member of Parliament Kabinga Wathayu took a swipe at the county's boss Anne Waiguru.
Wathayu, during the event held at Riandira Primary School, claimed that the governor was sabotaging Kenya Medical Research Institute's (KEMRI) project by not surrendering them land.
He further vowed to fight for the Ksh15 million project until it is actualised.
"Let the government be informed that I will die fighting for the rights of residents. It must give the crucial land documents to KEMRI," claimed Wathayu.
This attack, however, according to Daily Nation, did not sit well with Waiguru's deputy Peter Ndambiri who publicly clashed with the lawmaker.
Ndambiri claimed that the county government had not sabotaged any deals and that Wathayu was a serial liar.
"Kemri is not willing to enter into an agreement with Governor Waiguru's administration. That is why the title deed hasn't been handed over to it.
"We want to know how our residents will benefit from the project. Kemri must sign an agreement with us if it wants to be given the land document," responded the deputy.
He further vowed not to release the document until it was duly signed.
The face-off roped in the region's Jubilee vice-chairman Mureithi Kang'ara who asked the state not to bow to the MP's pressure.
KEMRI is looking to launch a project in Kirinyaga on a 100-acre piece of land. The project will include a level five hospital, university, a medical supplies factory and a medical research center at Wamumu area.
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