The cold war between Waiguru and the County Assembly heightened on Wednesday with the removal of the CEC finance.
The Assembly Sectoral Committee on Finance, Economic, Marketing and ICT, tabled its report detailing its lack of confidence in the docket CEC, Moses Maina Migwi.
The report was tabled by the Committee Chairperson, Peter Nganga and Mutithi MCA, Baptista Kanga today afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Kirinyaga County Assembly has adopted a report from Transport, Roads and public Works sectoral Committee that passed a vote of no confidence on Chief Officer, John Makumi Ngangu.
The report of the Rose Wanjiru Njeru-led nine member committee that was by tabled by Pius Njogu on the floor of the Assembly yesterday recommended that the said Chief Officer stood censured and declared they had no confidence in him due to his inability to perform the tasks expected of him in the department.
Among the highlights in the report indicting the Finance CEC was blatant contempt of the Assembly resolutions by the said officer.
He was accused of having displayed high level of incompetence as the CEC in charge of the critical docket.
Migwi was accused of failing to attend to the committee invitations, produce reports and information as required by the law an indication of gross misconduct of the CEC.
The official was further accused of having failed to make disclosures when he was being vetted by the Assembly that he owed some money to Kukena, a transport Sacco where he worked previously before joining the county government.
“This CEC has numerously failed to implement the resolutions we pass at this assembly resulting to incompetence,” charged Gudson Muchina, the Tebere MCA.
Kanga said the said CEC has no respect for the law as shown by his perennial noncompliance with the provisions of the Constitution.
On being indicted by the MCAs, Migwi’s deal is sealed and he has to wait for the Assembly now to invite him to defend himself against the allegations leveled against him by the said committee whose findings led to the lack of confidence in him.
While at the Sacco, Migwi served as its CEO after which he was hired by the county government to head the crucial finance docket with experts wondering how and why he got the job having never worked in a major organization where he would have acquired some proven experience.
The question in the minds of many of the residents in Kirinyaga is why the assembly is removing the CECs now with Waiguru impeachment case pending at the high court.
“I think they are out to weaken the governor and sabotage her operations in office,” said a staunch supporter of Waiguru, Njeri Kiguru
Kiguru said she hoped the misunderstanding between the governor and the County Assembly will come to an end soonest for improved service delivery.
The Assembly also recommended that the County Public Service Board should consider terminating the appointment of Chief Officer, Ngangu with immediate effect.
It was also recommended that the governor should appoint an acting CEC for the crucial docket as she sends a nominee for the position for vetting.
The MCAs accused the officer of dishonesty by claiming that his department had graveled a total of 900 kms of roads in the county while the reality on the ground proved otherwise.
The MCAs further accused the officer of allowing under his watch, the misuse of Sh. 254 million road equipment to private contractors, who were later paid in full after using the equipment and fuel belonging to the county government.
“As we speak right now the state of our roads in this highly agricultural county is pathetic,” fumed the Baragwe MCA, David Mathenge.
It is now upon the assembly to fix a date for the officer to appear before the MCAs to defend himself before he is kicked out.
By Irungu Mwangi