A section of Tharaka-Nithi County Assembly members have defended Governor Muthomi Njuki’s development scorecard and his leadership style.
Speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Rwatha Primary School on Thursday led by nominated MCA Ms Millicent Mugana, the ward representatives dismissed Deputy Governor Nyamu Kagwima’s claims that his boss is a dictator and corrupt leader.
Ms Mugana denied claims by Mr Kagwima that Governor Njuki is targeting employees from Tharaka for sack and that he plotted her ouster as the chairperson of the Assembly Finance and Budget Appropriations committee.
“I want to tell Deputy Governor Kagwima to stop dragging me into his fights with the Governor because he had nothing to do with my ouster,” she said.
Mukothima MCA Mwenda Gataya and nominated representative Muthini Karangi said Njuki’s development agenda is on course and that those criticizing him are pursuing their personal interests.
Mr Gataya accused a section of the county politicians of trying to sabotage Njuki by politicizing his government and accusing him of being discriminative in his leadership.
In his defence, Governor Njuki said he did not regret sacking disloyal employees and that he will continue dismissing those who do not tore the line.
Referring to the dismissal of Public Health Chief Officer Mr Diego Ngugi raised by his deputy, the governor said he would continue dealing with insubordinate county employees.
Mr Kagwima threatened to sue Njuki if he does not reinstate Mr Ngugi.
He also vowed to make sure that the governor is not re-elected in 2022 ‘because he is a dictator and corrupt’.