Kirinyaga MCAs defy Waiguru, approve Ksh.15.6M budget share for Ndambiri

Kirinyaga MCAs defy Waiguru, approve Ksh.15.6M budget share for Ndambiri
File image of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. PHOTO| COURTESY

The County Assembly of Kirinyaga has approved a Ksh.15.6million budget allocation to the office of Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri.

This is according to the chairman of budget in the county assembly David Mathenge who is also the Baragwi ward MCA.

In what is seen as war between members of the county assembly and the county boss following the impeachment motion that flopped, Governor Anne Waiguru’s presentation of zero allocation to her deputy was defied.

Waiguru had been accusing her Deputy of supporting the impeachment motion that was filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui.

As the rift between the MCAs and Governor Waiguru deepens, they also slashed her legal fees from Ksh. 60 million to Ksh. 1million.

Further, the office of Kirinyaga County Secretary Joe Muriuki was allocated Ksh. 1million despite Waiguru having recommended Ksh. 111million.

The county assembly then allocated Ksh. 116million towards the fight against spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Kirinyaga reportedly has 14 beds to cater for people who test positive for COVID-19 patients.

The total 2020-2021 financial year budget for Kirinyaga County is Ksh.5.6 billion.




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