Murang’a governor accuses county senator of sabotage

Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria has told the county senator Kembi Gitura to refrain from dragging the county government behind through cheap politics.

Mwangi who was speaking when he donated food stuffs to the aged persons at Ihura stadium in Murang’a Tuesday said the senator is out to tarnish his name as a corrupt leader.

The irate governor noted that since the time he was reinstated by the Senate from impeachment, Kembi has been going around accusing him of alleged massive corruption in his county government.

I wonder why the Senator is against my development agenda. Since the time the Senate committee cleared me, he has always discredited the report that was tabled in the House, said Mwangi.

He said it was ridiculous for Kembi who is also the Senate Deputy Speaker to undermine report by the house committee, a proof he had interests in the impeachment process.

The governor expressed concern that 2015 has been wasted as local leaders embraced political sideshows but he remained steadfast implementing the development programme that had been prioritized by the community.

I am aware that some leaders were behind the impeachment but I want to assure them that I am determined to serve the people who elected me and their dirty politics will not affect my development agenda, stressed Mwangi.

Early December, Kembi speaking at Ruchu Catholic Church expressed dissatisfaction with the manner the senate committee investigated the concerns raised by the assembly especially on the 34 acres of land in Makuyu where an acre was paid at Sh. 10 million.

Kembi had called for Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to pursue the matter and expose any corruption deal in the purchase of the land.

MCAs who were present in the event hailed the development progress achieved by the county government calling upon their colleagues to avoid being divided by people who are not happy with the county leadership.

By Bernard Munyao