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Sunday, 26 October 2014

PACK YOUR BAGS AND EXIT STAGE WITH HONOUR, KIVUTHA TOLD

Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana has been advised to resign from his seat to ease the rising tension in the area following friction between him and members of the county assembly which has resulted into nondelivery of services to residents.
 Two last election losers in Makueni and Machakos counties for the governor’s seat  Tom Luusa (Makueni) and Titus Ndundu (Machakos) have advised the embattled Makueni governor to relinquish his  post immediately and pave way for a by-election.
Speaking during the burial of retired Nzioka Mwangangi in Yathui ward, Machakos county, Luusa and Ndundu told the former law don that social and political goings-on at the county headquarters require him to swallow his pride and save his moral credibility as a distinguished constitutional lawyer, dramatist and writer which appears to be under threat.
The duo chided the former adviser of former president Mwai Kibaki on constitutional affairs for dismissing the impeachment charges by the area MCAs that borders on alleged incompetence as laughable, adding that it was a futile attempt to get himself off the hook.
They reminded the governor that he is highly respected as a crusader for the country’s second liberation struggle that ushered the country to political pluralism and pointed out that he was letting his admirers down by hanging on to the post.
They were categorical that the duel between the MCAs and the governor started immediately they were sworn into office as serious cracks started emerging within the county assembly and executive arms of the county government.
Luusa and Ndundu pointed out that they were not surprised by the MCAs and the governor’s protracted confrontations adding that it was not possible for the elitist professor and the lowly MCAs to co-exist peacefully and promote cordial working relations and observed that one side had to back down.
Luusa told the law don to prepare for a bruising battle should a by-election be called and promised to give him a run for his money.