Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waigurus is staring at yet another impeachment motion.
Kirinyaga County MCAs have issued a seven-day ultimatum demanding Governor Ann Waiguru to withdraw a case in the High Court challenging the amendment of the executive budget.
The MCAs have also tabled a MUST-pay salary demand. Speaking in Sagana town Friday, the MCAs accused the governor of moving to court and yet she is the one throwing the county into a financial crisis.
The MCAs further claim that the county boss had thwarted efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic by filling a case to challenge the budget amendment.
Kirinyaga MCAs vowed to impeach Waiguru for the second time.
“We shall not spare Ms Waiguru. She must be impeached again,” said Mr Mathenge, who also works as the assembly’s budget committee chairman.
Thiba ward representative Pius Njogu said efforts by the MCAs to end the budget standoff have totally failed and claimed that futility of agreeing with the governor has knocked an eight time deadlock.
Ngariama ward representative Erastus Ireri reiterated that the MCAs were tired of Waiguru’s hard nut to crack.
Governor Waiguru accused the ward representatives for altering the 2020/2021 budget and vowed that she will not approve it. She also took on the MCAs of plotting to sabotage the operations of her administration.
Waiguru termed the move by the MCAs illegal arguing that the assembly submitted completely a new budget with a variation of over 30 percent, going against the requirement of Regulation 37 (1) of the Public Finance of the county government of Kirinyaga.
Waiguru allegedly said that the assembly allocated Sh300 million meant to pay salaries for health workers to construction of ward offices.
She also brought forth an issue with the MCAs and accused them for deducting Sh59 million county’s legal fee.
The County Boss warned that the decision by the MCAs will stumble the executive’s efforts in pursuing 200 cases which mostly involve recovery of irregularly acquired public land.
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