A section of Embu Ward Representatives is demanding the immediate resignation of Governor Martin Wambora’s Personal Assistant for what they say embarrassing the governor in front of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by Muminji MCA Newton Kariuki, the Ward Reps said the misplacement of the governor’s speech, that saw him read a wrong one, momentarily, was a national humiliation of an otherwise very composed leader. They now want the person responsible for organising and carrying his documents to take personal responsibility.
Temporary Speaker Phillip Nzangi (Makima) acknowledged that Governor Wambora, being the Chairman of the Council of Governors, is a high-ranking leader in the country, who should be handled professionally and carefully.
Nzangi said Wambora’s personnel ought to have made sure that he had all the documents he required for such an event in order to avoid embarrassing Embu County, the governor himself and the other 46 governors he was representing at the Universal Health Coverage function in Mombasa.
However, Nominated MCA Edna Muisyo termed the incident as an ordinary accident that should not lead to the governor’s personnel losing their jobs, but her call did not bear fruit.
Drama ensued when the agitated Muisyo, who was reprimanded by the Speaker for raising too many points of order later stormed out of the County Assembly chambers in protest.
The matter of the misplacement of Governor Wambora’s speech made its way to the floor of the County Assembly for the second day as MCAs contributing to different motions kept bringing it up.