Wahome cries foul as Nyandarua Assembly’s mace disappears

Nyandarua county speaker Ndegwa Wahome at the assembly's chambers in Ol Kalou during a past session. [File, Standard]

Reinstated Nyandarua County Speaker Ndegwa Wahome has claimed someone took away the mace from the assembly to frustrate him for convening a sitting for members.

"My officers in the assembly cannot trace it. I have reported this to the police, and no action has been taken" said Wahome.

Wahome also claimed that his life is in danger, adding that he has been receiving threats on his cellphone.

"I have reported this to authorities in Ol Kalou town but no action has been taken. I want the public to know that my life and that of my family are in danger," he said.

The speaker said the differences between him and Governor Francis Kimemia was the root cause of his predicaments.

“I know it is as a result stance against misuse of funds by the current administration. I will not relent on this cause of accounting for the resources of the people of Nyandarua," he said.

However, Governor Kimemia distanced himself from the claims that he was interfering with the affairs of the assembly.

"Let everyone fight his own battles. I am busy doing my work of developing the county," he said.

On Thursday, Nakuru High Court Judge Hillary Chemitei reinstated Wahome as the speaker until a case he had filed against his removal is heard and determined.

He was impeached in January this year after 27 MCAs supported the motion against 11.

The MCAs accused him of abuse of office, nepotism and corruption.