Leadership wrangles in Kiambu County continue escalate with non stop drama since the court barred governor Ferdinand Waititu from accessing the office until his Shs. 588 million case is heard and determined. The move by court put his deputy James Nyoro to run the county in a acting capacity.
There has been a push and pull between the county officers allied to Waititu and those allied to Nyoro. Nyoro has continuously faced resistance since assuming the acting governor position and mostly after reshuffling the cabinet. Many officers allied to Waititu have refused to take orders from him.
On Wednesday last week a court order was placed barring Nyoro from hiring, firing, reshuffling or in any way interfering with the county executives, enforcement officers, chief officers and any other senior officers. Nyoro had moved Finance CEC Kigo Njenga from finance to trade docket and replaced him with Mburu Wilson who was turned down by Central Bank after he presented himself as an IFMIS signatory.
MCAs are on the other side collecting signatures to have the suspended clerk Joseph Igogo back saying that he diligently did his job. The speaker is also said to have written to the national assembly asking for the clerk to be recalled.
The MCAs have also revived the push to kick out speaker Stephen Ndicho with the petition to impeach him having been signed by over 80 MCAs out of the 92. Senator Kimani Wamatangi, Woman rep Gathoni Wamuchomba and area MPs have remained silent on the wrangles.
The wrangles are now trickling down to the people of Kiambu who are now taking sides and hurling insults in social media, others are in support of Governor Waititu and others are justifying Nyoro’s actions. Nyoro in his latest move withdrew vehicles of officers he deemed defiant to his administration.
The official vehicles of Roads and Public Works executive Juliet Kimemia and her Finance and Planning counterpart Kigo Njenga were withdrawn, with Nyoro saying that instead of serving the people of Kiambu, the two were busy playing petty politics.
Sports and Youth Affairs executive Karungo wa Thangwa, showed solidarity with his colleague and offered his official vehicle to them. Thangwa is a close ally of troubled Governor Waititu.