Following a fight between members of parliament in Murang'a county, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) encountered a new altercation in the Mt. Kenya region.
After the Kandara by-election, which was held on Thursday, January 5, was over, Betty Maina, a spokeswoman for Murang'a County's women, attacked Water CS Alice Wahome, stating that she neglected her responsibilities in favor of playing dirty politics.
The fact that Alice reportedly favored Titus Njau Mbuchu of Ford Asili rather than Chege Njuguna of the UDA, who won, exacerbated Maina's allegations.
"I beg Ruto to tell the ministers to concentrate on their jobs and leave politics to politicians. Murang'a is not the Ministry of Water, she is a CS and not a villager." The member said.
She said that if Wahome continued to meddle in local politics, she would push to have her dismissed.
"We will make her a villager if she brings up political concerns from the hamlet. She needs to focus on her career," she said.
However, the Muranga leaders did not dismiss her feelings and pushed her to show respect for the minister.
The leaders demanded an apology from Maina on behalf of Wahome, led by Member County Assembly (MCA) Diana Muthoni (Kandara) and Abiria Chege (Mathioya).
Another lawmaker, Peter Mbugua, commended President Ruto for naming Wahome as the Cabinet Secretary for Water and claimed that she might be Maragua's savior because it is one of the areas that is most adversely affected by water shortages.
"Betty, if Wahome isn't there to help, where do you suppose you'll obtain your water from? If you get involved in politics, your words will stifle progress."
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