Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui Image-Courtesy
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has confidently said he will not entertain intimidation from a section of Members of County Assembly (MCAs) who have vowed to impeach him.
Hon. Kinyanjui addressed the media at the county headquarters where he dared the MCAs to begin the ouster process if they have sufficient evidence against him
“The MCAs ought to stop these threats that unless we make certain changes they will impeach me. Let them bring it on. They shouldn’t even wait for the 14 days’ ultimatum they gave. They can do it now,” said Kinyanjui.
A section of the MCAs at the 72-member house on Tuesday last week accused the governor of violating the constitution by centralising the procurement processes and appointing a Deputy Director, a position that does not exist in law.
“If Kinyanjui does not comply with the joint Budget and Finance committee report within the said period I will be ready to table an impeachment motion for which we shall have valid and sufficient grounds,” said Stanley Karanja of Naivasha East Ward.
Kinyanjui however dismissed the MCAs telling them to focus on their constitutional roles and let him deliver as per his mandate.
“Procurement functions are not in any way linked to the Assembly. This is a function of the executive and they should not meddle with what does not concern them,” said the agitated governor.
He accused some of the MCAs of using threats to have the procurement function decentralised for their selfish reasons.
“These are the people who have been piling pressure on the past directors while seeking to benefit themselves. I have had four acting procurement directors whom because of them had to leave the job,” he said.
The governor said that the Assembly has continued to interfere with the functions of the Assembly in a manner that would see him breach the law. Kinyanjui, however, declined to state the proposals they had tabled before him.