Back Uhuru, Gachagua tells Jubilee

By: WAMBUGU KANYI

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua has told off county MPs giving President Uhuru Kenyatta ultimatums to sack Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

He said remarks by Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando, Esther Murugi (Nyeri Town) and Kanini Kega (Kieni) are wrong, untimely and ill-advised.

Nyeri people are not party to the remarks, Gachagua said on Wednesday. He said the residents are very disappointed with the MPs because they are against the President.

“There is no difference between the way Kabando and Cord leader Raila Odinga are speaking about Waiguru. The President needs to be supported all the time. Jubilee MPs must back the head of state. Why can’t we engage him indoors instead of shouting his name all over?” Gachagua said.

The governor was speaking at Gitero in Nyeri town after launching the rehabilitation of 20km of road.

He said it is wrong for MPs who should support the President to turn against him “for the third time”.

Former Makadara lawmaker Dick Wathika said the MPs have joined hands with the opposition to fight the government.

He said the voters should reject them during the 2017 general election.

Kabaru MCA Duncan Gituanja said: “Were it not for hanging on the coat of the President, the MPs would not have been elected. We don’t want to be portrayed as fighting the government all the time. Sit down and negotiate.”

Speaking separately in his constituency, Kega said he is fully behind the Jubilee government.

He said the administration is rightfully in power and will serve beyond 2017.

“Those thinking the government is shaken should know that the Uhuru-Ruto coalition is firm. I’m behind the President all the time. The governor should know that I’m not working with the opposition,” Kega said.