Ministry of Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho on Friday launched a scathing attack at Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru over a failed project in the region.
This is after the Kirinyaga County Governor failed to give a parcel of land to Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) for the construction of Ksh15 billion Level Five Hospital.
According to K24 TV, the Interior PS while speaking in Mwea Constituency, where he was monitoring the progress of development projects, slammed Waiguru for dragging the project terming her action as ‘stupid’.
“The governor’s decision to sabotage the project is sheer stupidity that should not be allowed to continue.
“I am shocked that your governor is opposed to the KEMRI project, which will go a long way in boosting the economy of Kirinyaga County.
“It is stupid and foolish of one to oppose such a viable project that, upon completion, will be very important to the people of the county that she leads,” said Kibicho.
The attack comes months after the Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri swore that they will not give the land to KEMRI until specific irreducible minimums are met.
“KEMRI is not willing to enter into an agreement with Governor Waiguru’s administration. That is why the title deed of the Wamumu land in Mwea hasn’t been handed over to it.
“We want to know how our residents will benefit from the project. KEMRI must sign an agreement with us if it wants to be given the land document,” said Ndambiri while addressing Kirinyaga residents at Riandira Primary School during the 2019 Mashujaa Day celebrations.
Interestingly, Ndambiri was present at the meeting where the PS slammed his boss over the failed project.
Kibicho told the Deputy Governor to ensure the project is on course by doing what is necessary and also urged him to implore upon the man who had filed a suit seeking to stop the project to withdraw the case.
“Implore upon the person who filed a case in court seeking to stop the KEMRI project to withdraw the suit immediately”.
“If that doesn’t happen, then I would advise Kirinyaga County residents to protest, demanding the withdrawal of the said-case,” said Kibicho.