Mutha residents chase officials collecting signatures to recall MCAs

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A photo of forms being distributed in Kitui to recall MCAs. Mutha residents chased officials who were collecting signatures to recall their MCA.(Photo credit - Mwangangi/Mauvoo)

Residents of Mutha, Kitui South Saturday chased officials said to be from Kitui Governor’s office as they collected signatures to recall the MCA and have the County Government dissolved.

According to the residents, it was not clear where the signatures were to be used and as such they refused to give them and resulted in chasing the officials.

Some of the residents who spoke to the Media said they wanted service delivery and they were not going to sign any document which will affect that.

“We in Mutha got some papers which we were told to sign. We don’t want that. We already elected the MCAs. The people told us the Governor does not want the current MCAs. We cannot vote again we did so in 2017.” One of the residents said.

The Area MCA Antony Maingi asked residents not to sign anything they are not sure about.

“You heard what went on in Kitui early this week after Boda Boda riders signatures were collected. They went to the Governor’s office asking why their signatures were collected. People have been given forms to sign only to later realise their signatures were used to get loans and banks begin haunting them. Stay away from such.” The MCA urged locals.

Last week, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s NARC party wanted the president to dissolve Kitui County and announce fresh elections following differences between Ngilu and Wiper MCAs in the County Assembly.

Speaking to the press, NARC party leaders led by chairman Miltonic Kitute asked Ngilu to write to the president a letter outlining the reasons why Kitui County should be dissolved so as to let the ‘electorate elect leaders of their choice’.

Last Month, Charity Ngilu turned guns on Kalonzo blaming local politics for the decision by MCAs to not approve County Public service Board nominees.

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