The Speaker Kirinyaga County Assembly, Davis Githanda Wachira has resigned on Tuesday.
Githanda in his resignation letter to the County Assembly said he was resigning for personal reasons with effect from August 15, 2019.
Githanda meanwhile, wants the assembly to commence the process of appointing a Speaker to ensure smooth transition.
He said he was grateful to the governor, Mrs. Ann Mumbi Kamotho, all the assembly members and the staff for the cooperation they gave him during the period he served as the Speaker and Chair of the County Assembly Service Board.
The resignation letter was copied to the Clerk of the Assembly, Governor Kamotho and James Kamau Murango leader of the Majority.
Reports from the assembly have it that the speaker could have recent changes in the assembly that saw all the elected MCAs removed as committee chairs.
The first to fall victim was the chair budget committee, Davis Mathenge and Elisha Mwangi who chaired the gender committee.
Both have been staunch supporters of the governor and seem to have fallen from her favour when they accompanied the health workers to the county headquarters where they were denied entry to the premises during the Health workers strike three weeks ago.
The MCA were out to meet the governor and have a dialogue on how the health workers would resume their services in the hospital.
Previously none of the nominated members of the county assembly headed any committee but now are the ones in the lead.
The development committee is now headed by a nominated member, Scolatica Nyawira, Education committee, Albima Njoka, Delegated Committee Rose Njeru, Finance and Economic Planning, Kefa Kariuki.
The Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Caroline Wanjiku Mureithi, Medical Services and Public Health, Lucy Njeri Mwaniki , Youth and Sport, Maurine Muthoni Mwangi, Members welfare committee, Beatrice Njoki Mitaru, Public Service and Administration, Daisy Grace Nyaguthii, Cooperatives, Trade, Tourism Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Ann Wachera.
By Irungu Mwangi