After EACC grilling, Waiguru comes out guns blazing against PS Kibicho

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 19:05 |
Governor Anne Waiguru. Photo/PD/FILE

By Githinji Mwangi

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru on Thursday came out gun blazing accusing powerful Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho of fanning political hostility against her in the country.

In a hard-hitting and no holds barred attack on Kibicho, a day after she spent nine hours with investigators at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in Nairobi, Waiguru said the PS has been the primary catalysts of the divisive politics in Kirinyaga.

"I learnt with consternation that ill-informed impeachment motion was carried out with your tacit support. You are the primary catalyst to my political problem," charged Governor Waiguru.

In an open letter to the PS, Waiguru sensationally claimed that Kibicho has been supporting and heavily funded the well-orchestrated scheme to destabilize her administration.

Further, she attributed her investigation by EACC as a wider scheme to get her out of office before the end of her term.

The governor who has been at loggerhead with all elected leaders in Kirinyaga, including MPs, MCAs and Senator save for six ward reps, accused Senator Charles Kibiru and Kibicho of besmirching her, all in a scheme to lead the Building Bridges Initiative in Mt Kenya region.

"During the conversation with 20 MCAs who have ganged up and sworn to make Kirinyaga County ungovernable, you beseeched them to stay united and not to split since it's a matter of time before you and senator took over the reins of BBI in Kirinyaga and Mt Kenya region," she noted.

The frustrated county boss dismissed PS public pronouncement of none- interference in Kirinyaga politics as a ploy calculated to deceive the country while formenting discord in the county.

Waiguru, who had earlier in July appointed a seven-member committee of emminent person to mediate between the Executive and County Assembly, accused Kibicho of sabotaging the peace process by heavily supporting a stalemate.

She argued that MCAs who support her in the assembly have been removed from committees while others have been suspended and continue to be harassed for their political leaning.

"We can't negotiate peace deal or reach consensus on issues including the budget because you have continued to heavily support stalemate," she charged at Kibicho.

The governor, who has moved to court to challenge the MCAs budget, revealed that the county government is grounding to a halt.

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