In the midst of many questions about the whereabouts of Governor Waiguru, her fierce rival Wangui Ngirici appears to be working her fingers to the bone.
In what is seen as the most daring move, the outspoken Kirinyaga Women Representative has now taken to grading and maintenance of several roads in the county.
According to Ngirici, the initiative funded by her Ngirici and Sons Foundation is motivated by the poor state of many roads in Kirinyaga.
“The state of roads in Kirinyaga remains wanting despite having a county government in place. In 2015 we came up with a well-dedicated road maintenance program that saw us grade and murram over 60% of county roads within 2 years,” says Hon. Wangui.
The Kirinyaga legislator accuses the Waiguru administration of doing ‘close to nothing’ about the poor roads in the county.
“It’s now over three years since the county government took over and our roads are still dilapidated. I have received more letters and calls about poor county roads than about anything else given that I’ve become the person they pass all their letters onto for my response,” Ngirici now says.
According to Wangui, she is ready to go beyond her scope as Women Representative and the associated resource allocations, just to ensure the people’s problems are resolved.
“I have today released the following plant equipment courtesy of Ngirici and sons Ltd to Mwea, Ndia, Kirinyaga central and Gichugu constituencies to fill the void from where we left,” said Ngirici.
The embattled Governor Anne Waiguru has in the last few weeks maintained a low profile following several weeks of impeachment proceedings.
Waiguru has severally accused certain external forces of meddling with the county activities, among them Interior PS Karanja Kibicho.
Kibicho has however dismissed the claims that he’s preparing the ground to launch his Gubernatorial bid in Kirinyaga come 2022.
Speaking to a local radio station on Wednesday morning, Kibicho, whom the embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has been blaming for her political woes, said that he is not interested in her seat.
Worse still, the Kirinyaga MCAs and Governor Waiguru have been at loggerheads for over a year, woes the county boss claims are instigated not by the ward reps but by her political detractors.
However, after losing at the Senate in their determined bid to impeach Waiguru, the MCAs took the battle to the budget-making process, refusing to pass her proposals.
Instead, the MCAs moved to starve the Executive of cash and reallocated funds to their own projects.