Waiguru withdraws reconciliation team after MCAs protest

Governor Anne Waiguru has withdrawn a seven-member team she had proposed to oversee a peace and reconciliation process in Kirinyaga County.

The team was picked by the Kirinyaga county executive on Friday in an effort to mediate a truce between the executive and the County Assembly following an unsuccessful impeachment that has triggered bad blood.

Waiguru swift action is in response to threats by a section of the MCAs who vowed not to take part in the peace talks saying they were not consulted.

Kirinyaga Majority Leader Kamau Murango led the MCAs in rejecting the list.

In withdrawing the list, Waiguru said“The list of names shared is a proposal from Kirinyaga County Executive. Having listened to the feedback shared on the above list and in consideration of the same, we wish to withdraw the proposed names to give room for further consultations”.

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru last week survived an impeachment ouster after the Senate found no evidence of corruption and abuse of office against her.

This is after the MCAs rejected a reconciliation Committee formed by governor Waiguru to mediate a truce between the executive and the County Assembly.

The team composed of non-political and non-partisan leaders from Kirinyaga among them J.S. Mathenge who is Kirinyaga Elder and former PS, Principal Secretaries Paul Maringa (Ministry of Transport), Nancy Karigithu and Mary Kimonye. Others are former KRA boss John Njiraini, Archbishop Anthony Muheria and Mwea pastor Charles Ndegwa Mwai.

The team was tasked to come up with terms of engagement and convene reconciliation meetings between the executive the county assembly.

“The County Executive remains focused on service delivery to the people of Kirinyaga and accomplishing the set development agenda in the next two years.  We will ensure that the expectations and aspirations of our people remain the focus of our programs and projects so as to move the county higher”, said the governor after naming the committee.





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