The ongoing impeachment fever sweeping across county assemblies is an affront to sacrifice devolution at the altar of political expediency, says Kitui County Governor, Charity Ngilu.
Governor Ngilu, who broke her silence after the court issued conservatory orders to stop her impeachment motion slated for June 29, said that the political wars hinged on impeaching her are in bad faith.
Speaking on Monday after flagging off 134, 000 masks ordered by the Kitui County Assembly at Syongila, the Governor lamented that nobody should fight devolution.
She said that the ouster bid does not bother her, “I am focused in implementing my manifesto and deliver for the people of Kitui.”
Governor Ngilu said, in a veiled attack on the MCAs, several leaders are not development driven but are wanton to political thuggery and conmanship.
“Devolution is at the very core of the constitution, getting more resources the counties,” said Ngilu.
She said gone are the days of political supremacy and partisan development, the ouster bid is fueled by forces that she defeated at the ballot.
The face masks from the Kitui County Textile Centre (Kicotec) will be distributed to Kitui residents across the 40 wards.
The masks were procured by the County Assembly in an effort to combat the spread of the Covid -19 pandemic
Governor Ngilu thanked the County Assembly for the order, saying it was a good gesture in ensuring that Kitui People were Covid-19 free.
“I really want to thank the MCAs for this, for this is a step towards the right direction in the fight against Corona Virus, ” she said.
Ngilu commended the assembly for promoting use of local products, saying it is a great boost to the County’s economy.
The County has also embarked on the training of local tailors in different centres to produce masks at an affordable price to ensure availability of quality masks across the county.
The Assembly’s masks were received by MCA Anastacia Mwathi of Mutitu/ Kaliku ward.
By Yobesh Onwong’a