[VIDEO] Bungoma MCAs Stage Street Demos Against Governor Wangamati

Bungoma MCAs on Tuesday staged street demonstrations against Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.

The MCAs sang songs and danced in Bungoma town accusing the governor of high handedness and trying to sideline the county assembly.

In a previous interview with a local newspaper, the ward reps said they were thinking about impeaching the governor.

MCAs Ali Mutoka (Maraka), Stephen Wamalwa (Soysambu/Mitua) and Kimaeti Ward MCA Jack Wambulwa also accused Wangamati of slashing their ward development fund from Sh17 million to Sh4 million.

Mutoka accused the governor of high-handedness and of making decisions without consultations.

“We have a governor who is la aw unto himself and never follows the law at all. As an oversight house the earlier we make things right the better,” he said at the assembly yesterday.

Mutoka said no flagship project had yet taken off. He cited an airstrip and an industrial park promised by Wangamati and for which the assembly set aside money.

Bungoma governor Wyclife Wangamati in his office /JOHN NALIANYA

“We passed the budget as a house but we’re surprised the governor goes around to change projects and allocations of money without bringing it back to the house for amendment as stipulated by law,” he said.

The MCA said the governor preferred to work alone and to bypass the assembly, which plays the oversight and legislative roles.

Wangamati is also being investigated by the EACC over alleged irregular hiring of cronies and awarding of hefty salaries.

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