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Days After MCAs Threatened To Impeach Waiguru Again, Kirinyaga Assembly Closed For 21 Days Over Coronavirus Fears

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KIRINYAGA COUNTY ASSEMBLY CLOSED FOR 21 DAYS; MCAs READ MISCHIEF

In a memo, Kirinyaga clerk of the county assembly, Kamau Aindi, has announced that the House will resume operations on Monday, September 14, 2020. This means that the County Assembly has been effectively closed for 21 days. Ward representatives told to self isolate over Covid-19 fears.

In the memo, Aindi called on the MCAs to adhere to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health during the period. This comes barely a week after mass testing was conducted at the assembly with a large number of MCAS skipping the exercise. Those who turned up are yet to receive the results.

The clerk has urged the MCAs who did not take the test and would be willing to do so to liaise with the office of the Director, HR and Administration, Leah Ireri to be facilitated.
“We assure you of our support during this time and will keep all of us updated with any relevant information,” said the clerk.
A section of the MCAs has, however, faulted the County Assembly Speaker over the “sudden” closure of the assembly. The angry MCAs, who read mischief in the suspension of sittings, said the speaker ought to have called for a meeting before closing down the assembly.

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“I can read politics here, It is pure politics,” one of the MCAs, who sought anonymity said.
Last week threatened to impeach besieged county governor Anne Waiguru for a second time over failure to pay employees, some of the Kirinyaga MCAs. 25 MCAs threatened to table an impeachment motion against the county boss if the payments are not processed within 7 days.

The ward representatives said the county government employees have not received their salaries for two months. They were led by the County Assembly Chief Whip Pius Njogu. Waiguru is also battling graft allegations with detectives from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission raiding her home and offices last Thursday.


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