FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COUNTY ASSEMBLY OF EMBU
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE 4TH FEBRUARY 2020
PROPAGANDISTS MAKING GVN WAMBORA PANICKY – EMBU MCAs NOW CLAIM
Embu Ward Representatives have cautioned Governor Martin Wambora against being cowed into submission by propagandists claiming plans for his impeachment were in top gear.
The MCAs, led by County Assembly Speaker Josiah Thiriku said Embu cartels, having run out of corrupt ways of profiteering from the County Government had resorted to creating tension between the Legislature and the Executive, with the aim of ‘selling’ false intelligence to the Governor. He said the cabal of propagandists were now arm-twisting the governor to bribe them for “top secret information.”
While advising Governor Wambora against being held at ransom by political conspiracy theorists, Thiriku vehemently denied claims that there were plans by a section of MCAs to impeach him, adding that the Assembly was more focused on service delivery as opposed to mischievous schemes to destabilise the County Government and consequently divert attention from implementation of development projects.
The Speaker at the same time warned Governor Wambora against panicking and waging war on the County Assembly based on unfounded allegations of a looming impeachment motion. He said it was unfortunate that the Governor had tried to orchestrate the removal of Nominated MCAs Rose Kinyua, Edith Nyaga, Edna Muisyo and Sicily Njiru from their positions after being frightened with baseless gossip.
In addition, Thiriku also called upon Governor Wambora to settle down and work for the people of Embu, terming his recent attempts to compel the Jubilee Party to dethrone Kithimu MCA Michael Njeru as Majority Leader and installing his Kagaari South counterpart Robert Ireri in his place as ill-informed and an overreaction.
In the same breath, Deputy Speaker Steve Simba said planning Governor Wambora’s impeachment would only take Embu MCAs a few minutes and not days as alleged. He therefore assured the governor of a conducive working environment without unnecessary interference by MCAs until the end of his second and final term.
The Runyenjes Central MCA however said that the County Assembly would not hesitate to kick the governor out of office if he would be seen to slack in his work or entertain graft in the County Government. Simba said Ward Reps had all the power to impeach a sitting governor if he is found culpable of misconduct, abuse of office and graft, but they were currently not keen on moving to such lengths.
On his part, the Majority Leader said the legislature did not contemplate impeaching Governor Wambora as MCAs had learnt vital lessons from the first Assembly’s twin impeachment attempts which were upheld by the Senate, but later overturned by the Judiciary. He said MCAs were more focused on ensuring Embu residents access quality services as opposed to engaging in endless political wrangles.