Jubilee Governor is a dictator, wants me to resign – angry Deputy speaks out

The Deputy Governor has dozens of accusations about his boss.

Speaking to a local TV channel, Mr Nyoro said that the governor has been taking issues including critical decision in the running of the county in his hands, without involving key executive committee members, him included in particular.

Making reference to the recent controversial Alcohol Bill which Waititu rubbed shoulders with the residents, Mr Nyoro added that there was no single consultation on the matter, resulting in a bitter exchange.

“What has been happening in Kiambu is a one man show. There has not been any consultation between the governor and the county executive members and particularly the Deputy Governor.

“All the controversial issues that we’re having today including the so-called Alcoholic Bill and the implementation of it, I want to be told what cabinet memo was done in order to make that implementation,” Mr Nyoro said.

He added: “The constitution is very clear. It clearly explains how the county should be run – through the County Executive Committee, composed of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and all the CECs.”

The sentiments by Mr Nyoro come on the heels of numerous complaints from a section of CECs who have spoken of frustration in earlier media interviews.

Frustrated CECs

A Sunday Standard paper reported of a frustrated lot of Executives in Kiambu County disgruntled with Waititu’s one-man-show at the county decision making desk.

They recall an instance when one county executive was given a tongue lashing by the governor in front of MCAs for siding with Nyoro.

“We are mostly summoned for abrupt Cabinet meetings via text messages. Sometimes, we are forced to wait for three or four hours before the governor comes. When the meeting starts, it is usually the governor either talking or issuing orders,” said the CEC, who sought anonymity with the paper.

And unlike the previous administration, Waititu seems to have a firm stronghold on the county assembly.  MCAs who question or go against the wishes of the governor or try to oppose county projects say they have been intimidated and reprimanded.

This was evident recently when MCAs met in Naivasha to moot plans to impeach Mr Ndicho and strip Antony Ikonya, the Kiambu Town MCA, of the position of majority leader.

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