Kirinyaga MCAs vows to fight back after the Senate’s decision

A section of Kirinyaga MCAs at a past function. They have cited frustration following the Senate decision to allow 11-member committee to try impeached Governor Ann Waiguru

By Josaya Mutugi

A section of members of Kirinyaga County Assembly have announced that they have lost faith with the Senate and have vowed to fight back when the 11-member committee saves Governor Ann Waiguru.

Led by their majority leader Kamau Mulango the MCAs described the Senate debate on whether to allow a select committee as the clearest signal by way of predetermined mind on saving the governor from the grave allegations on corruption, violation of constitution and undermining the county assembly.

Mr Mulango said the sentiments by the majority of Senators indicated that they were in one major mission of sanitizing the governor and that they (Senators) were a major let down to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against graft.

“The remarks and the ultimate decision by Senators today have dealt a war on corruption a major blow, but we as MCAs shall walk head high since we did our part, however let the Senators know that the governor even after sanitizing her will be back to find us at the County, and we shall not relent in our fight for development and prudent management of public funds, swore Mr Mulango.

The MCAs accused ODM Senators of being the biggest impediment and obstacle in the fight against corruption.

On his part Tebere Ward MCAs Gudshon Muchina said the Senators had already made decision to save the embattled governor even before prosecuting the case against her.

“Going by the Senators deliberations and the outcome today, ODM and some Jubilee Senators have formed an opinion of saving Ms Waiguru even before hearing to the accusations leveled against her, we were doing it not because of malice but with concrete evidence,” Mr Muchina said.

He added that although they have a feeling that their work has been meddled with they will still continue to table the evidence against the governor saying the country and the Kirinyaga people were closely following.

However MCAs who support Ms Waiguru led by Kepha Kariuki, and Njukiini Ward’s Frederick Wundi said they were happy and contented with the Senate decision.

They said it was a political impeachment which is not anchored in any law.

Kirinyaga County Assembly Speaker. The Assembly impeached their governor last week

They said the governor was denied a chance to defend herself at the Assembly but she will be given an ample time to defend herself.

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The MCAs now told off those who approved the motion advising them to return what they had eaten to approve the motion at the Assembly.

The debate on the impeachment motion against the Governor was moved last week by Mutira Ward MCA Hon. Kinyua Wangui.

On Tuesday, the Senate approved a proposal by the House Business Committee to investigate and try the governor.

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