Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has informed that he will take charge of all political functions and events in the county.
This follows chaos witnessed at Kenol on Sunday during a visit by Deputy President William Ruto visit during which two people were killed and dozens others injured.
Governor Wa Iria, addressing a press conference on Monday, said “all meetings by outsiders” held in Murang’a except those by President Uhuru Kenyatta must be approved directly by his office.
“All political meetings involving outsiders shall have one uniform Master of Ceremony who happens to be Governor Mwangi Wa Iria. In his absence, Senator Irungu Kangata or Woman Rep Sabina Chege will be taking over,” he said.
“All political fundraisers from outsiders shall be conducted by Governor Mwangi Wa Iria. In his absence, Senator Irungu Kangata or Woman Rep Sabina Chege will be taking over.”
The Murang’a County governor accused Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome of having a history with violence, hence adding that all National Government development projects in their respective constituencies shall henceforth be conducted under the office of the governor.
“The proposed visit (by DP Ruto) on 16th is highly welcome in Mathioya Constituency. Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, Senator Irungu Kangata and Woman rep Sabina Chege will arrive very early and wait for the visitors,” he added.
“Any kind of violence shall be handled carefully by Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, Senator Irungu Kangata, Woman Rep Sabina Chege and all the leaders in Murang’a County.”
Governor Wa Iria was flanked by Senator Irungu Kang’ata, Woman Rep Sabina Chege as well as other MPs and MCAs from Murang’a