Nyeri MCA’s fault AG advise on vetting county executives

By Micheal Njuguna

A section of Nyeri MCAs have faulted Attorney General Githu Muigai’s advise on the vetting of five County Executives who served under immediate former County Governor the late Nderitu Gachagua.

The MCAs say the five must be vetted afresh noting they ceased to hold the office after the death of Governor Gachagua.

Speaking when discussing the Speaker’s order on AG’s advice concerning CEC’s, Wamagana ward MCA Jesee Mwangi Kamuri argued that the new members of the executive committee are required to be approved by the County Assembly and subscribe to the oath of office as per the constitution.

The MCAs threatened that incase the new governor Samuel Wamathai follows AG’s legal opinion, they will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision.

The AG argues that an officer who had served in the previous administration is deemed to have been vetted and enjoyed the confidence of the County administration.

Meanwhile, a section of Nyeri MCAs  led by Majority County Assembly leader Duncan Gituanja have said they will skip Gachagua’s burial on Monday citing claims of being threatened by unnamed persons.

He claimed that some of them have been threatened through the social media networks not to attend the burial.

Mid last year, some MCAs were whipped at Mbiriri area in Kieni East Sub County in a meeting that was attended by the late Gachagua.

 

Meanwhile, a section of Nyeri MCA’s have opted to skip the burial of the late Nderitu Gachagua slated for Monday.

Led by Assembly’s majority leader Duncan Gituanja, the group says that the decision was advised by fears that they could be attacked by goons following continued threats issued through the social media.

 

Gituanja says  it is evident that their presence in the sendoff ceremony was unwanted and would instead  be attending the 4th Annual Devolution Conference slated to start on the same day   in Naivasha.

 

  

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