By Josaya Mutugi.
Kirinyaga Women Representative Wangui Ngirichi has castigated Cabinet Secretary for Public Service and Gender Margret Kobia for her gender remarks on the impeachment process against Governor Ann Waiguru.
The CS had insinuated that the impeachment was an indication that the Kirinyaga County Assembly do not value strong women leadership .
In a quick rejoinder, Ms Ngirichi directed Ms Kobia to shut up and desist from taking partisan sides threatening to go for her position and introduce a vote of no confidence against her.
Speaking at Kabonge village, Mukure Ward, Ndia Constituency Kirinyaga County on Wednesday when she distributed food to the hungry people, Ms Ngirichi said it was unfortunate and pathetic for Ms Kobia to purport to support Ms Waiguru when she has remained mum when other women youth including Cecily Mbarire, Susan Kihika among others were removed from their positions.
“Where was she when the likes of Kihika and Mbarire were removed, she must desist from dragging gender card in adminstration matters or else we also introduce a vote of no confidence against her,” Ms Ngirichi said.
She added that the Cs remarks exposed her and pur her credentials and accountability in doubts.
“She is an administrator and her remarks puts her accountability in doubts does that mean that should she face accountability and integrity questions she should be left alone because she is a woman?” The County MP posed.
According to the legislator, the County Assembly of Kirinyaga should not be bashed for performing their roles adding that there are avenues that Ms Waiguru can use to defend her case.
“Governance in Kirinyaga has been on a mess and the County Assembly must be supported to undertake their oversight roles, my governor is heading to Senate and there is also a provision of going to court should she feel aggrieved by the decision that will be made by the Senate,” She added.
Ms Waiguru was removed from her office after over 23 MCAs passed the impeachment motion against her.