Kitui Assembly lock horns with Governor Ngilu

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Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu speaking in her office on Thursday May 14, 2020.
Photograph byYobesh Onwong’a/KNA.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has criticized the County Assembly of Kitui for what she says is persistent schemes to derail development in the county.

Addressing the press Friday in Kitui, Governor Ngilu accused members of the majority wing in the assembly of playing politics with profound matters affecting the wellbeing of the county residents.

This comes a day after the County Assembly rejected the nominees for the County Public Service Board even after they had passed interviews and had all necessary credentials for the same.

“Today is a sad day –The County Assembly passed the Mwingi Municipality Charter but shot down the list of board nominees, the said municipality cannot work without members who must be interviewed by the same board,” she said.

The Governor asked the Assembly to discharge their constitutional mandate without frustrating processes enshrined in the law.

“It hurts the common mwananchi when politicians settle political scores by delaying key procedures,” she added.

Governor Ngilu noted that the Assembly had previously rejected among others a supplementary budget, a yearly budget and two nominees for Chief Officer Positions adding the ward representatives were out to blackmail the Executive and derail development in the county.

She said the process had been delayed since February and asked the MCAs to shun party politics and serve the electorate.