Tough political temperatures have engulfed the county government of Kirinyaga, with MCAs threatening to move on with the impeachment motion despite Jubilee party order.
Kirinyaga Members of Parliament led by Ndia MP Hon.George Macharia are set to address the public on Tuesday, over the drama surrounding Waiguru’s impeachment.
The MPs are also set to touch on the ouster of the majority leader in the Jubilee-led County Assembly.
The MPs will also address the orders by the County Commissioner banning Assembly sittings, following social distancing directives
Jubilee party demoted James Murang'o from the position of majority leader, after he supported the impeachment of Governor Anne Waiguru.
Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju in a statement said the MCAs conduct violated Article 13 of the party constitution hence the decision to strip him of the powers.
Tuju asked the MCAs to first exhaust all internal party dispute resolution mechanisms before filing such a motion, warning that this could intrude on the party’s national agenda.
“Jubilee party takes great exception in this scheme that is not only meant to derail the party’s agenda in the county but also nationally,” Mr Tuju said in a letter to the Majority Leader
The motion to impeach governor Waiguru was filed in the House on Wednesday with the MCAs accusing the county chief of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.
Ms Waiguru is also accused of failing to deliver the annual state of the county address to the assembly and buying a vehicle without tendering.
However, the county boss rejected the claim accusing the MCAs of focusing on petty issues at a time when the government is battling with coronavirus pandemic.
“It is unfortunate that at a time when the country, and indeed the whole world, is focused on dealing with [the] coronavirus health pandemic, some MCAs have opted to dwell on pettiness and political brinkmanship of filling a frivolous motion to impeach me without any foundation," she said in a statement.