Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici has once again taken on her fierce rival and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru accusing her of stealing public property.
While addressing a section of women from Kirinyaga, Ngirici claimed that governor Waiguru had organized a plot to grab a section of land allocated for Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Mwea Constituency, Kirinyaga county.
Ngirici statement comes months after Interior PS Karanja Kibicho accused Waiguru of sabotaging the Ksh 15 billion project that would see Kemri set up a level five hospital, a university, medical supplies factory and a medical research centre in the area.
At the time, Waiguru clashed with Kibicho over the project noting that the National Government had failed to sign an agreement showing how the project could benefit the locals within Kirinyaga County.
The stalemate over the project led to an on and off clashes between Waiguru and Kibicho until it reached a time the governor asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to fire the PS for engaging in politics.
Fast forward, Ngirici now claims that Waiguru wanted Kibicho out of the government because she was against the project and wanted to grab the 100 ha land allocated for the project.
“There is no single day you will hear me seeking the government to fire one of us because he is helping our people. If you see Waiguru attacking Kibicho, just know that it is because Kibicho gave Kemri. She had opposed the project so that she can steal the piece of land” Ngirici said.
“Waiguru came and said that the 100ha was too big for the project and it should have been given just 30ha so that the remaining piece be given to the county. We all know what she wanted to do with the remaining piece,” she added.
Ngirici further claimed that Waiguru is a known “thief” and she cannot hide from that whether she joins United Democratic Alliance (UDA) or supports Deputy President William Ruto.
There is no way you can employ the youth at the county hospitals and you don’t pay them their salaries for two years. Some youths were fired from the hospital without their knowledge, is that even right?” she posed.
By People Daily