Murang’a county Women Representative waded into a public spat between the County Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and County Commissioner Mohammed Barre.
The two county officials were at loggerheads over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) signature collection exercise in the area.
The county head was the first to fire at Barre while presiding over the launch of a digital BBI Signing campaign, which took place at General Ihura Statium in Murang’a town.
Governor Wa Iria accused the county Commissioner of sabotaging the process by withholding the books meant to collect the signatures.
According to Wa Iria, there are only three days set to finish the process, yet Bare has kept books in his office, and nobody in the County has seen the books yet.
However, the governor assured his people that as the leader of the County, he was going to ensure that the process is done as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He went on to fault the use of chiefs alone by the County Commissioner in the exercise, saying that he could have deployed more county workers if the books were made available to him at the right time.
On his part, Commissioner Bare countered the governor’s assertions noting that the exercise had kicked off smoothly in various parts of Murang’a County.
He noted that he received 400 books on Friday, and they were distributed on the same day, adding that more than 100000 people have already signed the document.
Addressing the press after appending her signature, Sabina Chege called or both leaders to work for the common goal of ensuring the process progressed on schedule in every part of the County.
As of Monday, November 30, 2020, the team leading in the collection of the BBI signatures co-chaired by former Dagorreti South MP Denis Waweru and his Suna East Counterpart Junet Mohammed, announced that it had collected a total of 1.5 million signatures within five days.