MCA’s accuse Governor of working in isolation in COVID-19 war

Members of the Nakuru County Assembly have put the county executive on the spot accusing it of sidelining the executive arm in dealing with the corona virus pandemic.

Agitated members wondered how and why the county executive was taking measures aimed at combating corona virus without their input.

Lake View ward MCA Karanja Mburu said that the executive led by Governor Lee Kinyanjui was working in isolation and had failed to involve ward representatives in its plans of combating the spread of the virus.

The MCA noted that healthcare workers were working under risky conditions since most facilities are yet to be supplied with protective gear.

He challenged the county executive to table a report in the assembly on what it has so far done or planing to do to curtail the spread of corona virus.

He said that lack of sanitizers and other protective gear within public hospitals was a  clear indication  that the county government of Nakuru was not serious about the war on corona virus.

Mburu called on the county executive to come up with a structured way fighting the virus and work with the assembly in coming up with proper policies to aid in the war against corona virus.

He cited an example of Naivasha,where markets were moved to residential areas something he said posed more risk to the people.

Soin Ward MCA Irene Chebich accused the executive of focusing only on the urban areas in its corona virus war saying that the rural population had been neglected.

Subukia MCA Mary Waiganjo called for radical measures from the county government which she said is the only way of containing the spread of the virus.

Gilgil MCA Jane Ngugi observed that the county executive made a mistake by crowding people at the main market something she said would have been avoided had the local leaders been consulted.



Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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