Leaflets spread in Kirinyaga calling for demos against Waiguru

By Githinji Mwangi On Sun, 21 Jun, 2020 13:09 | 2 mins read
Kirinyaga County
Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru filed responses to the impeachment motion against her. PHOTO | TWITTER

Leaflets calling for mass demonstration beginning on Tuesday to force the embattled Kirinyaga boss Anne Waiguru out of office have been spread across the county.

The leaflets, penned in Kikuyu and English, suspected to have been dropped on Saturday night urge locals to hold demonstrations against alleged corruption in the county government administration.

“No more corruption. We must come out young and old from tomorrow Tuesday 22/06/2020 to fight for our rights as people of Kirinyaga. We must stop corruption in our county. Waiguru must go and time to force her out of office is now,” one of the leaflets read.

The leaflets were dropped as the 11-member special committee formed to investigate the allegations against Governor Waiguru starts hearing on Tuesday.

The Kirinyaga County Assembly has been instructed to designate not more than three MCAs to attend and represent the assembly in the proceedings before the Special Committee.

According to the letter from the Senate Clerk, the MCAs were directed to indicate their mode of appearance, that is whether in person or by an advocate.

In addition, the MCAs were directed to provide names and addresses of witnesses they plan to rely on for testimony before the committee if any.

On Tuesday, June 16, the Senate established the 11-member committee headed by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala following a highly-charged proceeding characterized by shouting and name-calling.

Already, Governor Waiguru filed her responses to the impeachment motion against her in compliance with the Senate’s request.

“May truth, justice, and rule of law prevail,” said the governor in a Tweet published on Saturday.

The impeachment motion against the governor was passed by 23 out if 33 MCAs in the county assembly.

The Kirinyaga MCAs and residents however termed the move to put the matter under a committee a travesty.

Speaking by phone Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui, who moved the impeachment motion, said that they are prepared to make their case before the special team.

Kinyua claimed that they have a water-tight case against Waiguru and if the committee listens to their evidence with an open mind, they will send the governor home.

“I have no doubt that we have a watertight case against our governor and the committee will be shocked by the evidence we will divulge before them. What we are calling for is time and transparent manner to present our case,” he said.

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