Official wants 11 Jubilee MCAs out

Kirinyaga Jubilee Party chairman Muriithi Kang’ara speaks at a past function.

Jubilee chairman in Kirinyaga County Muriithi Kang’ara wants the party's 11 nominated MCAs kicked out over their involvement in the process to impeach Governor Anne Waiguru.

The official said 11 MCAs of Jubilee's 13 nominated do not deserve their positions, accusing them of defying the position of the party on the matter.

Kang’ara, who welcomed a decision to remove Kerugoya MCA Kamau Murango as Majority Leader in the county assembly over his role in the bid to remove Waiguru, urged Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju to deal with defiant party members.

This came after Mr Tuju announced  Murango's removal from his position.

“Revoke their nominations and replace them with people who follow the party rules and acknowledge that we are currently fighting a pandemic and what is important is for us to be united. We want new nominated MCAs as we gear up to approve names of Public Service Board members to make it easy for us to hire more medics. Kirinyaga has many qualified people who can replace these nominated MCAs,” said Kang’ara.

He said in the event the MCAs are kicked out, residents should be involved in the process of picking their replacement. 

Kang’ara accused the 11 ward reps of spending all their time in Nairobi instead of serving the people. "They have lost touch with the people because they spent all their time in Nairobi."

Last week, some MCAs started the process of impeaching Waiguru when Mutira MCA David Kinyua, who was an independent candidate, filed a notice of motion against the governor whom he accused of violating the Constitution. He also accused her of abuse of office and gross misconduct.

Waiguru was accused of failing to hold a state of the county address, violating tendering laws and benefiting from Sh10.6 million in travelling allowances when she had not travelled, among others.