County Assembly Majority Leader Julius Moipaai is shocked Kajiado Central MP Kanchory Memusi has not seen the value of devolution in the counties.
In an exclusive interview with Kajiado News Update today Moipaai claimed Kanchory belongs to utopia and that he lost contact with the ‘ground’ many years back.
Moipaai, who is the Imbirrikani MCA, was responding to a comment attributed to Kajiado Central MP during a thanksgiving ceremony organised by ODM politician John Loisa in Enkorika on April 28.
During the ceremony that was also attended by opposition leader Raila Odinga and Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko, Memusi is claimed to have remarked that ‘devolution is not working’.
“All the elected leaders in the country are happy devolution has brought development to the grassroots. People are no longer working long distances to get water because all the resources were devolved to the countries, and Memusi is purporting not to see,” wondered Moipaai.
The Leader of Majority in the assembly said he cannot blame the MP because the opposition legislator lost touch on the ground ‘long ago’.
He denied claims that Jubilee leadership in the assembly was working round the clock to ‘kill’ opposition, adding that the government side is supportive of the recent Raila/Uhuru Kenyatta handshake.
“We need opposition in the assembly, because without them the executive arm of the county government will tend to sleep on the job,” said the MCA.
The Imbirrikani ward rep pleaded with ODM MCAs not to touch Imaroro MCA Amos Peshut, or to remove him from the public investment committee of the house.
He claimed Peshut is a ‘polished leader, competent and resource oriented’ and that those planning another ‘coup de dat’ from ODM to remove the chairmanship of PIC will not succeed.
The politician made the remark one day after Minority Deputy Whip, Paul Matuyia, claimed on Thursday ODM has confidence with Peshut’s leadership in the House.
A section of ODM MCAs in the assembly had on Wednesday tipped KNU that more Wiper reps would be kicked out from House committees in the coming weeks.
The announcement was met with anger by voters in Imaroro Ward, who dared Minority Leader Francis Kaesha to attempt and ‘pull out Peshut’ from house leadership.
All that happened when Kaesha was said to be in Dubai on official duties.