Narc Party National Chairman Miltonic Kitute on Monday petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Kitui County government due to irreconcilable differences between the county assembly and the Executive.
The dissolution calls are meant to shift attention from ongoing lobbying in the assembly to impeach Governor Charity Ngilu with the collection of signatures to recall all the MCAs for fresh elections.
The two arms of government have been at loggerheads leading to the delay in the passage of the county government’s bills to the chagrin of Ms. Ngilu, who has accused Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka of undermining her administration through the majority Wiper MCAs in the assembly.
Kitute pointed an accusing finger at the members of the majority wing in the assembly for playing politics with serious matters affecting the county hence derailing actualization of Ngilu's development agenda.
“It is clear that the Wiper Party is playing dirty politics using the assembly to punish the people of this county,” he said adding that the dissolution of the county government and recalling of the MCAs will provide fresh impetus for new leadership that is development-oriented.
The Narc chairperson lamented that no meaningful development can be achieved because of the incessant squabbles between the legislature and the executive, among them delaying the passage of the supplementary budget.
“I challenge the Wiper leader to tame his foot soldiers in the House with a view to putting aside their political affiliations and focus to implement Governor Ngilu’s five-pillar developmental agenda. If not, we are ready to go to the polls,” he said.
Julius Mutukaa, who vied for Mwingi Central Constituency MP under the Narc ticket, said that it is in the public domain that the county assembly does not want to work with Governor Ngilu.
“They rejected the nominees for the County Public Service Board even after they had aced their interviews and held all necessary credentials for the same. Right now, the Public Service Commission is holding brief for the county,” he charged.
Mutukaa asked the assembly to discharge their constitutional mandate without frustrating processes enshrined in the law adding: “It hurts the common man when politicians settle political scores by delaying key procedures.”
The politician warned that the ward representatives were out to intimidate the Executive and derail development in the county at the expense of the electorate who are not getting value for their tax.