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Nyeri MPs intercede for governor in his war with MCAs

A section of MPs from Nyeri County have launched efforts to reconcile Governor Nderitu Gachagua with members of the county assembly who have been at loggerheads with him for nearly three years.

By Waithera Murugiswaithera@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 14 Jun 2016 12:03 EAT

A section of MPs from Nyeri County have launched efforts to reconcile Governor Nderitu Gachagua with members of the county assembly who have been at loggerheads with him for nearly three years.

Led by Senator Mutahi Kagwe, the reconciliation bid also has the blessings of MPs Kabando wa Kabando (Mukurwe-ini), Peter Weru (Mathira) and Kanini Kega (Kieni) who say Nyeri people have asked them to spearhead the talks.

While handing out a Sh15 million education bursary to needy students in Mukurweini, Kabando asked members of the county assembly (better known as MCAs) who have mooted plans to impeach the governor to stop what he termed “unnecessary games.”

The MPs said that Nyeri County has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. “We should be in national news for great issues, not violent altercations,” Kabando said, referring to the widely-reported brawl between Governor Gachagua and some MCAs at Kabaru shopping centre on May 30.

At that time, the governor, who has had sharp differences with some MCAs on county management before, was involved in a physical fight with the leaders. Local youths joined in, whipping a number of MCAs nyahunyos[rubber whips] and wooden sticks. Some of the MCAs who were attacked have now vowed to impeach the governor.

Waithera is a staff writer at the Kenya Free Press.





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