Muthomi Njuki, Nyamu Kagwima clash over 'skewed' budget

Friday June 29 2018

Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki (left) and his deputy Mr Nyamu Kagwima in a past event. The two have differed have sharply over allocation of resources in the 2018/19 budget. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Tharaka Nithi deputy governor, Mr Nyamu Kagwima, and local Njuri Ncheke elders have faulted the budget passed by the county assembly citing skewed allocation of development funds.

The leaders say Chuka/Igambang’ombe constituency, where Governor Muthomi Njuki comes from received more what Maara and Tharaka constituencies received combined.

Development projects for Chuka/Igambang’ombe received Sh600,236,370 million while Maara and Tharaka were allocated Sh277 million and Sh216 million respectively. 

Budgetary allocations
Tharaka Constituency
Gatunga Sh32,000,000
Chiakariga Sh78,000,000
Marimanti Sh47,000,000
Nkondi Sh20,000,000
Mukothima Sh39,000,000
Total: Sh216,000,000

Maara Constituency
Mitheru Sh62,242,500
Ganga Sh42,000,000
Muthambi Sh41,980,412
Chogoria Sh90,500,000
Mwimbi Sh40,000,000
Total: Sh276,722,912

Chuka/Igambang’ombe Constituency
Igamba Ng'ombe Sh125,000,000
Mariani Sh22,000,000
Mugwe Sh69,000,000
Magumoni Sh212,736,370
Karingani Sh177,000,000
Total: Sh605,736,370


But Mr Njuki has denied favouring his home constituency, a claim his deputy dismisses demanding urgent rectification.

The deputy governor accused his boss of ignoring his advice and that of his county ministers and ward representatives.