A Section of Kiambu MCAs has urged governor Wamatangi to walk the talk and release the ward bursaries as he promised during their last meeting.
Speaking to Star, Muchatha MCA Karanja Kamau said that the governor is not ready to disburse the bursaries.
He noted that he is only promising to release but nothing is being done to set the framework and structure.
“We are tired of governor Wamatangi’s promises, it’s either he releases the funds or we file a motion of no confidence with him, he should tell the truth and set a good example,” he said.
He further claimed that the governor isn’t involving elected leaders in the development of the County.
Governor Wamatangi has also told the Star that the funds will be released next week.
The governor said the slight delay in the release of the bursary was because they were assembling the committees.
He noted that the process is complete since they have gazetted the committee members as required by the law.
“We are now ready to give out the bursary forms to people and once they have been submitted I will sign the cheque to release the money, ” Wamatangi said.
Wamatangi said he will disburse Sh100 million, while an additional Sh100 million, which he is appropriating to the kitty through a supplementary budget will be tabled in the county assembly in March. The kitty will be disbursed in May.
Kikuyu ward MCA Kamau James Boro said Wamatangi should work with assembly and ensure all stalled projects left behind by his predecessor are completed.
He further echoed Karanja’s sentiments and urged the governor to release the fund.
“Wamatangi has not released the funds which are aimed at helping the needy students,” he noted.
Majority leader and Kalimoni ward MCA Godfrey Waiyaki Mucheke said that the process is almost complete and urged leaders to be patient.
He said that the County has already set aside Sh100 million and it’s pending signing by the governor to be disbursed.
He noted that there has been a hiccup in the process but everything has been solved and in two weeks, it will be announced.
“Everything is ready and now upon the governor and the education CEC to announce when the money will be disbursed to the ward level,” he said.
He said that the forms will be taken to the ward level and electorates will have the opportunity to pick and fill them.
Kiamwangi MCA, Kung’u Smart, has said that the funds will help to educate the less fortunate in society.
He urged the governor to work with all elected leaders to enhance service delivery.
“We need peace in Kiambu and we would like all leaders to work together to enhance service delivery,” Kung’u said.
Ngenda ward MCA Joe Kigara, the minority leader, last week urged Wamatangi to offer services to all or risk being impeached.
He said that Wamatangi has been disrespecting elected leaders in the County by working alone without involving them.