Anti-Waiguru leaflets circulated in Kirinyaga at night


Anti-Waiguru leaflets circulated in Kirinyaga at night

In Summary

  • Residents of Kirinyaga County woke up to anti-Waiguru leaflets that had been circulated on Saturday night by unknown people.
  • The leaflets were dropped at Ngurubani, Makutano, Kagio,Kerugoya ,Kagumo,Kibingoti,Kibirigwi and all the Mwea rice growing villages like Thiba, Wamumu and others
  • The leaflets written 'Waiguru must go' were written in Kikuyu and urged residents to participate in demonstrations against Governor Waiguru on Monday

Residents of Kirinyaga County woke up to anti-Waiguru leaflets that had been circulated on Saturday night by unknown people.

The leaflets were dropped at Ngurubani, Makutano, Kagio,Kerugoya ,Kagumo,Kibingoti,Kibirigwi and all the Mwea rice growing villages like Thiba, Wamumu and others

The leaflets written ‘Waiguru must go’ were written in Kikuyu and urged residents to participate in demonstrations against Governor Waiguru on Monday

“We don’t know who is the author but we suspect it is propaganda on Waiguru impeachment ‘John Njamba from Makutano said .

“Some People were shocked to find them on their doorstep, this method of using leaflets is outdated, “Peter makai from Kerugoya said

Kirinyaga county commissioner Jim Njoka said he was yet to see the leaflets but said investigations into the matter were underway.

The latest comes against the backdrop of an impeachment motion filed by Kirinyaga County MCAs who accused Governor Waiguru of among other things, abuse of office and illegal award of tenders.

Last week, the Senate Business Committee proposed an 11-member team to hear and investigate the impeachment motion of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

The Senate plenary is this afternoon set to debate whether the embattled governor’s case will be heard by the committee or the whole House.

23 out of 33 Kirinyaga Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on June 9, 2020 supported the motion to remove Governor Waiguru from office on the grounds of gross misconduct.

The motion had been filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui.

Chaos erupted during the hearing of the motion after two MCAs Anthony Munene (Karumandi ward) and Nominated MCA Lucy Njeri —who are allies of Governor Waiguru— were removed from the proceedings.

Governor Waiguru later released a statement calling out the MCAs for what she termed as an ill-informed and ill-timed impeachment motion.

“As I have stated before, the issues raised in the motion are baseless and a waste of valuable time that would be better spent handling the serious issues impacting the county including the corona crisis,” she said.

The High Court in Nairobi on Thursday last week dismissed a case filed by the Kirinyaga County boss that challenged her ouster.

In his ruling, Justice Weldon Korir noted that the MCAs were satisfied that the COVID-19 pandemic had been contained in the county and they were free to proceed with the impeachment motion without seeking the authority of the court.

“I have carefully looked at the pleadings of the parties and oral submissions its clear to me that the respondents did not violate the orders issued by this court on April 7 when impeaching the petitioner,” the judge said.

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