Disrespectful MCA removed from Assembly Committees
Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority leader Murithi Kibinga announcing the removal of alleged rebel MCAs from various Assembly Committees for being disrespectful to their colleagues at a late afternoon media briefing
Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority Leader Murithi Kibinga has finally confirmed why several MCAs have been removed from various Committees .
He told the Media the concerned MCAs had become disrespectful to their colleagues and as such could neither chair nor deputize any of the Assembly Committees.
“We have not removed them from being members of these Committees but we have removed them from being either chairs nor Vice Chairs,”Kibinga told the media.
He however maintained the entire Assembly was united under the guidance and leadership of the Speaker Muteti Murimi.
Kibinga claimed the said MCAs had accosted one of their colleagues at Kagio market and hurled insults at him in front of hawkers and traders .
He added that the same clique had gone ahead to incite traders to stay put within the parking bays at the town (Kagio) where they had been relocated after the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic in 2019 .
“Why on earth would an MCA incite traders to defy an order from the County Government Administration not to go back to the market from where they operated before the pandemic now that it’s over ?”Kibinga wondered.
Earlier on there were claims that the move by the Assembly Leadership to remove the MCs from the committees was because they had attended a function presided over by the County Woman Representative Njeri Maina at Kagumo market two weeks ago.
But Kibinga vehemently denied this theory insisting this was just a mare skip goat since the Woman Rep is a leader for the entire County .
Interestingly Caroline Murithi , Kinyua Wangui and David Mathenge who served during Governor Waiguru’s first term were among those removed from the Committee’s leadership and attended the Kagumo function.
Also removed was a second term nominated MCA Daisy Githinji said to have joined the band wagon and hails from Kabare Ward of Kirinyaga East Sub-County while senior local politician is said to be behind the claimed incitement maneuvers .
Murithi served as a nominated MCA during the period and as a nominated Civic Leader just before Devolution while Wangui and Mathenge have served as MCAs since 2013 .
Also removed was the vocal Inoe Ward MCA Eric Muchina said to be a hardliner and silent critic of the County Administration.
The concerned MCAs are yet to state their stand on the matter while local residents have expressed disappointments over the unfortunate development even before a year is over since the general elections were held .
Kibinga on the other hand is a first timer MCA for Ngariama Ward and a son of a Preacher man Rev Mbungu (Rtd), of the Anglican Faith.