Gach­agua talks peace af­ter failed bid to sack him

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Ny­eri Gov­er­nor Nder­itu Gach­agua has told Ny­eri MPs and MCAs he will not trade words with them. The county chief, who sur­vived an im­peach­ment at­tempt on Septem­ber 14, said he will in­vest his en­ergy in projects. Gach­agua spoke to Gukena FM on Wed­nes­day evening. This was his first pub­lic com­ment since the Se­nate unan­i­mously voted against the im­peach­ment mo­tion. It said his wrong­do­ing did not reach the level of im­peach­ment. “The im­peach­ment [de­bate] is now over. Let us work to­gether for the sake of Ny­eri peo­ple. The MPs should also fo­cus on work in their con­stituen­cies and not blame the gov­er­nor all the time,” Gach­agua said. He urged MCAs to pass the Sh6.4 bil­lion bud­get so the county will have funds from Jan­uary. The county is op­er­at­ing on half bud­get af­ter the gov­er­nor failed to as­sent to the fi­nan­cial es­ti­mate. He said the MCAs “mu­ti­lated” the plan for­warded by the ex­ec­u­tive. Ny­eri ma­jor­ity leader Dun­can Gi­tu­anja says MCAs will only work with the ex­ec­u­tive if the gov­er­nor as­sents to the bud­get as passed by the house.

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