The supremacy battle in Kirinyaga County between ward representatives and Governor Anne Waiguru is far from over.
A day after Waiguru formed a special committee to bridge the gap between the opposing factions, Members of the County Assembly have rejected the appointees.
The lawmakers said the county boss did not consult them before coming up with the seven-member team.
Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango said that they would not be part of the mediation talks.
“We have just learned about this meeting and the list of mediators through the media. The governor did not consult or even deem it necessary to inform us about the plan. So we will treat it as a joke,” Murango stated.
He accused the governor of failing to involve the MCAs and choosing people with vested interests and who would favour her in the engagements.
In a rejoinder, the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary has suspended the proposed team to create room for more consultations before the reconciliation begins.
“Having listened to the feedback on the above list and in consideration of the same, we wish to withdraw the names to give room for further consultations,” she said in a statement.
The list comprised Anthony Muheria – Nyeri Catholic Archbishop, J.S. Mathenge – Elder and former Permanent Secretary, Nancy Karigithu – Principal Secretary and Mary Kimonye, also a PS.
Others are Paul Maringa – PS, Charles Ndegwa – PS and John Njiraini – former KRA Commisoner.
Earlier in the week, the MCAs slashed Governor Waiguru’s legal fees while at the same time providing a budget for the Office of Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri.
They noted that more money should be directed to development and not what the governor wished.