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There is no bad b***d between me and MCAs, says Wam**angi

Monday, November 28th, 2022 01:30 | By
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi addresses journalists outside his Thika Town office. PHOTO/Oliver Musembi
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi addresses journalists outside his Thika Town office. PHOTO/Oliver Musembi

A week after the Kiambu County Assembly rejected five of 10 County Executive Committee Member (CECM) nominees, Governor Kimani Wamatangi has said the decision was a display of independence by the assembly.

He said both the Executive and the Assembly are autonomous and hence must exercise their mandates independently but fairly.

“There’s no bad blood between me and the MCAs because our motive is to serve and deliver services to the people,” he said.

He added that there’s no vacuum in his government despite some of his nominees having been rejected by the MCAs.

“There’s no vacuum in the government and all systems and departments are in full operations. Kiambu people shouldn’t be worried,” he told People Daily in a phone interview.

He also told off his detractors, accusing them of being impatient with his three months administration.

Hurdles

“It’s unfortunate to learn that people have already started positioning themselves to put hurdles in my government ahead of the 2027 elections,” said Wamatangi (pictured).

He added: “People want drugs in hospitals, clean drinking water in their taps, clean and conducive working environment.”

Last week, the assembly unanimously rejected five CEC nominees on grounds that they were not qualified to run the dockets Wamatangi had nominated them to.

However, five of them were approved and are now waiting to be sworn in.

Those who were approved included Bibianne Aidi (Education), Ali Osman (Youth and Sports), Samuel Mugo (Roads and Transport), David Kuria (Water) and Nancy Muthoni (Trade).

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