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Kiambu leaders ‘bury hatchet’ after key talks

George Kebaso and Clement Kamau @PeopleDailyKe

Political protagonists in Kiambu county yesterday buried the hatchet and resolved to work together to serve the people.  Governor Ferdinand Waititu, his deputy James Nyoro and the Women’s Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba resolved their differences after a six-hour meeting at a Nairobi hotel.

“I am assuring the residents of Kiambu county that we have agreed on a number of issues that will create a conducive environment to help us serve them well as a united team,” said Senator Kimani Wamatangi.

He said the meeting attended by 12 of the 15 elected MPs, resolved to address any conflict among them through established legal channels. Three MPs; Paul Koinange (Kiambaa), Mburu Kahangara (Lari) and their Thika Town counterpart, Patrick Wainaina were missing with apologies, according to Wamatangi. 

The senator said the tension in the county arising from the public spat involving the leaders informed yesterday’s meeting. “The people of Kiambu need our services and we have to serve them united,” he said.

“We will also have quarterly meetings to be co-chaired by Kiambu Town MP, Jude Njomo and myself. We have also agreed that, if there will be any urgent issues that require the input of the county leadership, we shall alert them,” he added.

Waititu appealed for talks among the leaders in case of issues saying rushing to the media was the genesis of all the wrangles.

Ichung’wa said the leaders resolved to refocus their energies in ensuring that the county delivers on the Big Four Agenda spearheaded by the National government. He also said they will be discussing the issues affecting the county daily before the quarterly meeting.

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