Residents of Mutomo/Kibwea Ward in Kitui County have begun collecting signatures to recall their MCA David Masaku from office.
In the Recall petition, the MCA is accused of violating chapter 6 of the constitution, persistent neglect of the electorate, failing to exercise authority to him as a public trust, and failing to represent the values and opinions of Mutomo/Kibwea ward at the Assembly.
Speaking to Mauvoo News, A section of residents led by Patrick Safari told the media that the MCA has abandoned the interests of Mutomo/Kibwea Ward residents and was focused on his own interests.
“Today we have decided that we have no one to represent us at Kitui County Assembly because our MCA is never seen and he is among the MCAs who went missing ahead of the impeachment motion. He decided to go and be with wild animals at Tsavo. ” He said.
Kitui MCAs led by the Majority leader Peter Kilonzo alias Tangawizi Tuesday postponed the impeachment motion of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu which was scheduled for discussion Wednesday. The Majority leader who was to move the motion said that some MCAs were missing.
Kitui County Assembly Minority Leader Alex Nganga refuted the claims that Governor Charity Ngilu’s impeachment motion was postponed after 3 members of County Assembly went missing. According to the minority leader, Kitui county assembly had not planned to have sittings Tuesday contrary to what Majority leader Peter Mwikya Kilonzo said yesterday outside the Assembly buildings.
This comes just days after the County Governments Amendment Bill was ascended to by President Uhuru Kenyatta. According to its sponsor, the bill seeks to have MCAs ousted easily by their constituents once they violate the constitution including incompetence and gross misconduct.