Maragua MCAs clashes with MP over school lunch

MCAs from Maragua Constituency

A section of MCAs from Murang’a have lashed out at Maragua MP Mary Waithira following her remarks that the county government is meddling with education.

This follows comments by the MP who was reacting to Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s announcement that, together with MCAs, he would form a surveillance team to ensure that no student is sent home to collect lunch levies.

She said that before coming up with the idea, the county government should have consulted teachers and parents since there was a mutual agreement by the both parties before introducing the lunch levies.

The MP, who urged the county government to stick to its mandate, said such a decision would create unrest in schools as students will not agree to eat cold food.

“If the governor wants to help parents, let him cater for lunch and wages for the cooks so that his so-called surveillance team can go round the schools checking whether teachers are demanding for lunch fees but we can’t allow him and his MCAs to interfere with learning,” she said.

But in reaction, MCAs drawn from her constituency led by Ichagaki Ward Rep Charles Nganga alias Ichagaki One, Kambiti MCA Dancun Wagathoni, Zabron Machugu (Nginda), Karanja Wakabera (Kamahuha) and Elizabeth Wambui (Nominated) accused the MP of deliberately misinterpreting the idea in a bid to seek “petty political mileage”.

MCAs from Maragua Constituency

Mr Ng’ang’a claimed the MP has been sabotaging the activities of Murang’a County government which comprises of leaders elected on the Jubilee Party ticket, a move he said would derail the development agenda in the constituency.

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