- Limuru East MCA Paul Macharia has been elected the majority leader in the assembly where they serve with minority leader Nelson Munga and chairperson of budget Josephine Nduta who they all come from Limuru constituency.
- Macharia says he has no apology to whoever will lose their seats.
Major changes are expected in the assembly of Kiambu after the MCAs ousted their majority leader Godfrey Mucheke and replaced him with Limuru East member Paul Macharia.
Mucheke was removed by the members of the county assembly on Friday.
However, they elected Macharia who is popularly known as Ka Wambui and who comes from Limuru constituency, where the minority leader Nelson Munga and chairperson of budget Josephine Nduta comes from.
Munga who is Ndeiya MCA while Nduta represents Limuru central ward, are likely to lose their seats to allow the assembly roles be distributed to other areas so as to strengthen regional balance, a politician expert said.
A political analyst Clement Mwaura on Sunday said all leaders are not supposed to come from one area, but leadership should be distributed in other wards.
“Kiambu has 60 wards in all the 12 constituencies. We expect the issue of the Munga and Nduta to be tabled in the assembly. When we heard Macharia has been elected to hold the majority leader’s office, we knew the two will soon lose their seats,” Mwaura said.
“It is not about lack of confidence, incompetence or anything bad, but it is about regional balance” he added.
However, Macharia thanked MCAs who voted for him saying he will work hard to ensure they have earned the respect they need.
He noted that he has no objection to any changes of office holders who will lose seats from his constituency, saying what was important is serving towards achieving the interest of the electorates.
“I’m so happy to have been elected since my principles cannot be changed. I want to ensure the MCAs get the respect they have lacked since we were elected. The other issue is about how the MCAs relate with the executive as they serve the people who elected them” he said.
The Limuru East MCA who has been at the fore front to caution MCAs from being compromised by anyone, says people lose respect when they fail to realise who they are and why they were elected.
Questioned on the turn of events, residents said they have no problem with changes in assembly roles, adding that all they need is good services.
“We are not even aware what role our MCA has in the assembly other than representing us. We do not feel it. All we need is see representation, our issues tabled in the assembly, there is some work being done on our roads, markers, street lights ,” said James Njenga from Limuru central ward.
However, Njenga congratulated Macharia’s election describing him as courageous and a leader who speaks his mind.
A showdown of politics is expected from this week between governor Kimani Wamatangi and the assembly as they plan to ensure there is distribution of leadership in the house.