Embattled Nyandarua County Assembly Speaker Ndegwa Wahome has continued with his onslaught against Governor Francis Kimemia.
Speaking on TV47’s Morning Cafe show on Wednesday, May 26, Speaker Ndegwa who is also the County Assemblies Forum chairperson claimed that Governor Kimemia’s bragging of being close to President Uhuru Kenyatta is not true.
“Governor Kimemia will always talk about how he’s communicating with the President every day but he’s not because if you’re talking to the President, you don’t have to tell the people of Nyandarua every morning how you conversed with the President.”
Wahome now says that Governor Kimemia’s priorities on matters county governance are misplaced, thinking that the residents are naive.
His sentiments come just a day after chaos were witnessed at the county assembly on Tuesday when the Speaker and a group of his supporters tried to force their way into the premises.
Bad blood between Wahome and Kimemia started in November 2020 when the governor reportedly invited all Nyandarua MCAs in Nairobi to inform them that President Uhuru did not want Ndegwa as speaker.
Kimemia spearheaded the removal of the speaker from office by asking MCAs to sign a motion. Some MCAs refused to sign it insisting on a confirmation from State House.
The county boss and his allies held a sitting and declared that they would remove Ndegwa from office. “From there I moved to court and the move was overturned.”
Ndegwa alleges that Governor Kimemia is desperate and he can do “anything” to cut him out. This, he says, is because he assumes he is going to be vying for the county’s top seat in 2022.
“What he forgets is that I will not be the governor because I am the speaker, I will be the governor because of what I’ve done for the people of Nyandarua since 2013,” the advocate adds.
During Ndegwa’s second impeachment, seven MCAs were suspended on the day the motion was tabled in the House. “The seven members were my supporters. The court ruled that the motion did not meet the threshold. It was dismissed.”
Speaker Wahome was then impeached for the third time on May 8, 2021 where he alleges to have had the numbers on his side but they were disregarded.
“This is why the people of Nyandarua are agitated, they’re saying that EACC should conclude corruption cases reported against Kimemia as they’re the reasons for war in Nyandarua,” he concluded.
Wahome Ndegwa has not confirmed whether he will be going for the county’s top job in 2022.