Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has appealed to members of the Kirinyaga Assembly to let her complete her term in office.
Waiguru said the Member of the County Assembly should give her time to complete the projects she has started for the people of Kirinyaga.
“I want to appeal to appeal to our honorable members to put their differences aside and let us complete our work” she said
Waiguru said time for politics is coming in 2022 but this is time to deliver the promises we made to our people.
Amid applause from the public, the governor said it was the public who gave her the mandate to head the county government and is only them who can get her out.
“Do you want to suck me, I believe not, you are the one who gave me the work and I am ready to go to the end” Waiguru said.
She told those criticizing her administration to hold their horses and prepare for a political duel, come 2022 general elections.
The governor said some leaders had mistaken her for a coward for being a cool politician but warned that should any one dare hurl insults at her again she will hit back with a thud.
“I have been carrying out my constitutional mandate and also ensuring the pre-election pledges I made to the people were fulfilled hence my non combative brand of politics, “she said.
Waiguru said if she concentrated on daily politics as some people would wish, then this would derail her from her development agenda.
“As you all know, there is time for everything. This particular time is for my administration to focus on massive development of this great county as well as the corona virus which has caused such a big war world over, “she said.
Speaking at Kiaumbui primary school grounds yesterday where she distributed an assortment of foodstuffs, sanitizers and washing soaps, the governor said since there was no vacant elective position presently those eyeing for her seat should wait for a real race come 2022.
“We shall be there during the 2022 general elections and those who think they can outsmart me in this game will get a rude shock since am more ready for a battle with them , going by my development track record, “she told a cheering gathering which had maintained the mandatory social distancing.
She also reminded the said detractors that since power belonged to the people only Wanjiku who could send her packing and not any other forces.
During the function Waiguru urged the County Assembly to ensure it did not reduce the budget allocation on fuel and drugs.
She said most roads in the county required major repairs after being destroyed by the ongoing heavy rains in the area and reducing the proposed budget on fuel would only worsen the already bad situation.
The governor noted that the Lorries which are used to repair the damaged roads are the very ones which are used to unclog the drainages within the outlying areas of Mwea.
“Am therefore urging our MCAs to consider approving the proposed budget on these two key items which are the economic driver in the area without any reduction, “she said.
Earlier on Waiguru had distributed a similar consignment of foodstuffs to the elderly and vulnerable at Kianyambo primary school grounds within the vast Njukiine Ward.
Former Mwea MP Peter Gitau who accompanied Waiguru wondered why some leaders were engaged in political wars yet each of them right from the MCA, MP, Woman Representative , Senator up to the governor have each their clearly constitutional mandates to discharge.
Njukiine Ward MCA Fredrick Bundi on the other hand urged his colleagues to drop the impeding impeachment against Waiguru to enable her complete her development agenda.
“Since we are now entering the sun set period, it would only be fair to let our governor accomplish and deliver her pre-election pledges so that in the end Wanjiku will be left satisfied as per expectations,”Bundi said
Other MCA s who accompanied the governor was Antony Munene of Karumandi elected, his Kabare counterpart Patrick Chomba (elected), and nominated MCAs including Beatrice Mitaru, Maurine Muthoni, Kefa Kariuki and Lucy Njeri .
By Irungu Mwangi