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Iria accuses Kang'ata of developing cold feet over Hawkers Bill

By Boniface Gikandi | Published Sun, April 1st 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 31st 2018 at 19:52 GMT +3
Governor Mwangi wa Iria

A political battle has erupted between Governor Mwangi wa Iria and Senator Irungu Kang’ata after an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission's (EACC) report named Murang’a the most corrupt county.

The report has caused political ripples between the leaders and is said to likely stop Deputy President William Ruto from presiding over a harambee at Murang’a High School next weekend.

 Iria has accused Kang'ata of developing cold feet over Hawkers Bill the governor drafted, which is before the Senate.

The governor said Kang’ata was part of a scheme out to taint the county's image by harping on the ills highlighted by the EACC report.

But the senator urged the governor not to be personal, saying he was rated highly when he served as Kiharu MP due to his understanding of community issues.

 He said on Facebook that Ruto had told him his scheduled visit to Murang'a had been postponed. He however did not say if this was connected to the EACC report. 

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