Criticism and words to downplay leadership of Murang’a County Government on Saturday rocked an event where Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau was launching his gubernatorial manifesto.
Present leaders including Murang’a deputy governor Mr. Gakure Monyo castigated governor Mwangi wa Iria for allegedly perpetuating massive corruption in his government and spearheading politics of hatred and insults.
In the event held at Mumbi grounds and attended by nine elected Jubilee leaders led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Wa Iria was told to brace to leave his seat come 2017.
Maragua MP Kamande Mwangi alleged that people of Murang’a have not felt positive impact of devolved funds due to corruption witnessed in the County government.
He said governor Wa Iria erred for trying to block Kigumo MP from launching his manifesto at the grounds by pouring manure.
“The politics of conflict and hatred are things of past and this time, we want Murang’a people to elect credible leaders who will bring people together and champion viable development project,” he added.
His words were echoed by his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome who watered down all projects initiated by the County Government saying they were not of priority.
Wahome accused the governor for using a lot of money in projects which had no importance to the common people.
Duale on his part told the governor to accept his competitors saying Jubilee party would work with only peaceful leaders.
He lauded Kamau for being in the frontline in supporting the governance of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“In Jubilee party, we don’t want to see rivalry among the leaders and it’s my urge to leaders of this County to embrace mature politics and shun from divisions,” added Duale.
The deputy governor who shocked many people by attending the function vowed not to work in a corrupt leadership.
Monyo accused his boss of leading the County in a dictatorial manner saying he would give all details he knows about corruption allegations in the County Government.
Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura who also graced the event vowed not to tire in questioning how public funds have been utilized.
“As a Senator my core duty is to play an oversight role over County Governments and I will not be silenced when demanding answers about funds channelled to the devolved unit,” said Kembi.
In his manifesto, Kamau said if elected as governor, he would ensure all those who have embezzled County funds returned them.
Saying he would ensure in his leadership there was accountability and transparency, he castigated Wa Iria for trying to block Government agencies from auditing his project.
“I want to assure you that if elected governor of this County, I will ensure great economic change is realized within my 100 days in office,” said the Kigumo legislator.
“I will ensure 100 kilometres of road are tarmacked in every year and also renovate rural roads for smooth transport,” he added.
In the manifesto, Kamau also enumerated how he would bring change in health, education, water and business sectors.
In the recent past, the MP has been at loggerheads with governor Wa Iria concerning the venue of launching the manifesto.