We’ll sue you for ‘pros­ti­tutes, thieves’ tag, MCAs tell Mu­tua

Crit­ics say 24 of 59 MCAs were flown to Tan­za­nia over the week­end, so they would not take part in im­peach­ment de­bate to­mor­row. A two-thirds vote is needed to sack

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - AN­DREW MBUVA @an­drewsm­buva

Thirty-five Machakos MCAs have threat­ened to sue Gov­er­nor Al­fred Mu­tua for defama­tion.

Dur­ing a rally at Mulu Mutisya and another one in Ki­tui last week, Mu­tua called the MCAs “thieves in suits and pros­ti­tutes of poverty”.

MCAs want to im­peach him and a mo­tion will be de­bated to­mor­row.

Speak­ing at Ka­toloni on Sun­day, the MCAs, led by deputy speaker Nathaniel Nganga, said the gov­er­nor ma­ligned them and de­meaned their stature.

“I have heard him say he will take [Wiper leader] Kalonzo [Musyoka] to court for link­ing him to the ab­duc­tion of [Siaya Gov­er­nor Bernard] Kiala’s daugh­ter. I want to let him know that be­fore he does that, we’ll be the first to jail him for de­fam­ing us,” Nganga said.

The Ikombe ward rep­re­sen­ta­tive said it was em­bar­rass­ing for a gov­er­nor to ma­lign lead­ers for ques­tion­ing his in­tegrity and per­for­mance.

The MCAs told Mu­tua to prove his al­le­ga­tions that they were given money by the Wiper Party to im­peach him.

“We’re not back­ing off from our agenda to send him home for fail­ing to ac­count for the county cash his ad­min­is­tra­tion has stolen,” Mu­lo­longo MCA Rachael Nduku said.

It has emerged that 24 of the to­tal 59 MCAs were flown to Tan­za­nia at the week­end to strate­gise on scut­tling the im­peach­ment mo­tion.

Nom­i­nated MCA Chris­tine Mwende said it is a big shame that a few ward rep­re­sen­ta­tives con­tinue to al­low Mu­tua to play with their minds, de­spite hav­ing known the truth.

“We’ve in­for­ma­tion there are those of us who at the week­end were taken to Tan­za­nia so they don’t take part in the de­bate. We are telling them when the elec­tion time comes, let them also go to ask for votes in Tan­za­nia be­cause it seems they never care about the welfare of their peo­ple back here,” she said.

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