Wednesday June 17, 2020 – Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has landed in deep trouble for defending impeached Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
This is after Kitui MCAs begun the process of impeaching her just like her Kirinyaga counterpart who was shown the door over corruption allegations.
MCAs in Kitui embarked on a signature hunting drive in support of an impeachment motion against Ngilu, the latest in a protracted battle between the County Government and the MCAs, majority of who are from the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Democratic Movement.
On June 10th, the MCAs rejected all of Ngilu’s 6 nominees to the County Public Service Board (CPSB) opening a new battle-front.
In a rejoinder on Tuesday, June 16th, Miltonic Kitute, the Chairman of Ngilu’s Narc Party, announced that it will be petitioning President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the County Government of Kitui.
He argued that the dissolution of the County Government will allow room for new leadership to deliver on important development projects as opposed to the endless squabbling being witnessed between the assembly and the executive.
Kitute observed that delays in the passing of the Supplementary Budget, for instance, had led to the stalling of various development programs in the County.
He further accused Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, of failing to stop the MCAs’ assault against Ngilu, urging him to tame his troops.
“It is clear that the Wiper Party is playing dirty politics using the assembly to punish the people of this county.”
“I challenge the Wiper leader to tame his footsoldiers in the house with a view to putting aside their political affiliations and focus to implement Governor Ngilu’s five-pillar developmental agenda. If not, we are ready to go to the polls,” Kitute asserted.
Ngilu is among women leaders who backed Waiguru after Kirinyaga MCAs voted to impeach her on Tuesday, 9th June.
“We strongly condemn it.”
“My sister Anne, take heart, hold your head high and continue serving the people of Kirinyaga.”
“You will be vindicated,” Ngilu said at the time.
The Kenyan DAILY POST