Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has finally broken silence on her planned impeachment by a section of Kirinyaga MCAs.
The County Chief who spoke on Tuesday at her offices in Kutus said impeachment plans against her won’t succeed.
She said the MCAs’ priorities currently are misplaced, given the country is undergoing the COVID-19 crisis that requires the ward reps’ input more than where they have placed their energies on.
On Monday, a formal impeachment suggestion against Waiguru prepared by Mutira MCA, Kinyua Wangui, was received by County Assembly Speaker, Anthony Waweru Gathumbi. The removal plan will be formally filed on Wednesday, April 1.
However, Waiguru has noted that MCAs are fighting her over non-issues, instead of joining hands with her to serve Kirinyaga constituents.
The county boss said one of the biggest problems now facing Kirinyaga residents is the COVID-19 outbreak, which should be addressed urgently.
Waiguru is said to enjoy support from six MCAs, with 27 reported to be against her leadership.
The anti-governor MCAs say they will, on Wednesday, April 1, introduce a motion of no confidence against Waiguru.
They are accusing her of misappropriating public funds, flouting procurement procedures and undermining the County Assembly powers, among other issues.
Waiguru is also accused of solely making decisions likely to impact on the county government’s finances without involving the MCAs, contrary to Section 30 of the County Government Act 2012.
Waiguru is also accused of irregularly awarding County Government tenders to companies and persons she has a cordial relationship with.
One of the tenders that has resulted in the governor facing wrath from the MCAs is that of the upgrading of Kagumo Market. The tender was prepared on December 20, 2018.
The other tender that the MCAs claim was unprocedurally awarded was that of the acquisition of a Ksh15 million governor’s official car.