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Nakuru MCAs adopt report to impeach Roads CEC

Nakuru County MCAs have adopted a report by the committee on infrastructure that had recommended the impeachment of the County Executive Committee Member (CEC) for Roads, Eng Lucy Kariuki.
The MCAs accused Eng. Kariuki of failing to deliver on the Boresha Barabara and street lighting projects that fall under her docket.
They noted that even after raising concerns on the projects in various wards and summoning the CEC a number of times to shed light on the said projects, she ignored most of their concerns and even snubbed their summons on a number of occasions.
While contributing to the motion, the chairman of the Infrastructure Committee Michael Machembu said that the CEC left the Committee with no option but to recommend her removal for dismal performance in her docket.
The report tabled on the floor of the house however recommended that the CEC be given an opportunity to defend herself, a position that was rejected by majority of the MCAs.
In his remarks, immediate former Majority leader Stanley Karanja said that MCAs would no longer carry the cross for County Executives who do not perform, saying that they were creating a rift with the electorate that has been accusing MCAs of not presenting their projects to the County government for funding.
While contributing to the motion, Kabazi MCA, Dr Peter Mbae said there was need to streamline the Executive to enable better service delivery to the people of Nakuru County. He said that the decision by the County Assembly should not be mistaken for witch hunt but an effort towards improving service delivery.
His Sentiments were echoed by several MCAs among them Majority Leader and Elementaita MCA Moses Ndungu, Mariashoni MCA Douglas Ayebei, Flamingo ward MCA Eddy Kiragu and nominated MCA Catherine Kamau among others.
Following debate on the report, the Speaker Joel Maina Kairu put the question to vote which was supported by majority of the MCAs.
The MCAs will now debate the report as from Wednesday before a vote to impeach the CEC is made.
This comes just a few days after Governor Kinyanjui made a change to his Cabinet, following complaints of non performance in his administration.
The public has been complaining that some of Governor Kinyanjui’s County Executives and Chief Officers were performing dismally and therefore affecting service delivery.
The besieged CEC was however not affected by the reshuffles.
By Jane Ngugi

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