I won’t quit, Governor Waiguru’s deputy says
The political turbulence in Kirinyaga county took a fresh twist at the weekend when Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri declared he would not give in to pressure to resign.
Ndambiri, who has fallen out with embattled Governor Anne Waiguru, said he does not serve at the pleasure of his boss.
“We were elected together with the governor and given five years’ mandate to work for people of Kirinyaga, we are joined in the hip like Siamese twins,” he declared.
Addressing journalists at Kithomondo village in Mwea constituency when he donated foodstuff on Saturday, the deputy governor, who has been accused of backing an ouster motion against Waiguru, said he is not a political appointee.
Waiguru’s supporters have been piling pressure on Ndambiri to resign, claiming that he was behind the impeachment motion against the governor.
On Thursday supporters of the two clashed at Difathas village when the Ndambiri allies stormed a press conference convened to allegedly discredit him.
Ndambiri has since denied supporting Waiguru’s ouster motion, saying some individuals close to the governor are trying to create a wedge between them for their selfish gains.
On Wednesday, a notice of a special motion to impeach Waiguru was filed in the county assembly and tabled by the Mutira Ward Representative Kinyua Wangui.
But on Friday, Jubilee Party secretary general Raphael Tuju waded into the row and de-whipped Assembly Leader of Majority James Murango for failure to heed advice from the party hierarchy to follow procedure by exhausting all avenues before resorting to impeachment.
The move drew the ire of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who accused Tuju of interfering in the affairs of the assembly and Kirinyaga affairs.