Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Monday met Kiambu Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in a bid to resolve the political dispute between them and Governor Kimani Wamatangi.
The meeting follows a threat by a section of MCAs to table an impeachment motion against Wamatangi for allegedly failing to run the executive with transparency and accountability.
“The National Government, led by the President William Ruto, is seized of the friction between the Governor of Kiambu County Kimani Wamatangi and the leadership of the devolved unit, led by the MCAs,” said Gachagua.
“This morning, I am hosting the MCAs of the County at the official Residence in Karen to listen to their concerns ahead of an engagement with their Members of Parliament and later, the Governor, for an amicable solution.”
Gachagua reaffirmed government’s commitment to strong devolution saying there was no room for squabbles that could derail service delivery to the people.
He noted that devolution under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, was designed to deliver development to the grassroots through Counties and the Executive through MCAs should utilize accountability mechanisms.
“Seamless synergy of working together between the Executive and the Legislative arm of the County Government is crucial in achieving the main goal of devolution- igniting and sustaining development,” said Gachagua.