Kirinyaga Governor Ann Wiguru on Saturday fired back at Interior PS Karanja Kibicho over his remarks regarding the construction of a multi-billion hospital in Kirinyaga.
Taking to Twitter to respond to a scathing attack directed at him, Waiguru told of Kibicho urging him to quit government job and join politics.
“If PS Karanja Kibicho wants to engage in village politics and insults he can resign and join others in early campaigning.
“In the meantime can he concentrate on the difficult task of ensuring internal security including in the turbulent parts of the country,” said Waiguru.
The Kirinyaga County chief went ahead to trash Kibicho’s statement about KEMRI project saying her county government had done what is necessary for ensuring that the multi-billion project becomes a success.
“On KEMRI, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta required an MOU to be signed so that the interests of Kirinyaga people, who I was elected to represent, are taken into account (evidence herein).
“Is PS Kibicho now superior to the President ?? What is his personal interest in the matter? On our part as the county, we have signed the KEMRI MOU and forwarded it to them for their execution.
“We remain committed to looking out for the interest of Kirinyaga people. Am surely asking 30% of manual & non-technical jobs for Kirinyaga residents is not too much to ask,” wrote Waiguru on Twitter.
The response comes a day after PS Kibicho while speaking in Mwea Constituency, labelled the Governor’s move to drag the project as sheer stupidity saying he had denied the area residents of their developments rights.
During the tour Kibicho reportedly denied the Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri and four CECs a chance to be part of hi meeting held at a particular town hall in the meeting.
The move sparked uproar among those present during the meeting as they castigated the PS of indulging in retrogressive politics.
On our part as the county, we have signed the KEMRI MOU and forwarded it to them for their execution. We remain committed to looking out for the interest of Kirinyaga people. Am sure asking 30% of manual & non technical jobs for Kirinyaga residents is not too much to ask.
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) February 15, 2020