Kiambu MCAs defend Governor Wamatangi, dismiss impeachment push

Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi during a bursary disbursement function on August 29, 2023.

A section Kiambu County MCAs have shot down reports intimating that they are seeking to impeach Governor Kimani Wamatangi.

This development comes just a day after Kiambu MCAs gave the Governor a 21-day to appoint County Executive Committee officers lest he be impeached.

The MCAs, who lamented that their efforts to have the Governor constitute an all-inclusive Cabinet have gone unheeded, also wanted Wamatangi to appoint managers of Kiambu's six municipalities which they say are in danger of losing funding to the tune of Ksh.1.3 billion annually, from the World Bank.

Additionally, the MCAs urged the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to launch investigations into how billions of public funds have been spent under Wamatangi's leadership.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, Kameno Ward Representative Peter Mburu shot down the reports while alleging that the supposed witch hunt against Wamatangi was being spearheaded by external forces.

He consequently urged the so-called external forces to refrain from meddling in Kiambu County affairs.

"The biggest problem we are having in the county of Kiambu is external influence coming from different quarters. We have other politicians, we have contractors, brokers and other people that are bringing this issue of destabilizing the county assembly of Kiambu," Mburu told Citizen Digital.

"These ultimatums would be better handled within the legal framework of the assembly. So if any member has queries on the issue of the county government the best way is to do it through the structure of the assembly not through social media."  

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