Nyeri nominated MCA, Julia Wanjiku, is no stranger to controversy. She was one of only a couple of MCAs to gain nationwide prominence a couple of years ago when a story spread throughout the country that a female MCA in Nyeri had been kicked out of the County Assembly Chambers because of dressing indecently.
Hordes of men googled her to find out how she looked like, and what she was dressed in that caused an uproar.
Of course, it later emerged that it was a case of mistaken identity, and the actual MCA was a Beth Nyawira, but her name had already been thrust into the limelight.
She has done it again.
It is no secret that Nyeri is a house divided, and is already being viewed as the perfect case study, or pointer, at how exactly the Kieleweke-tanga tanga politics will play out. On one side is a faction extremely loyal to the president, and led by the overzealous Jubilee stalwart, Ngunjiri Wambugu. On the other side, is an equally radical group led by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua. The split seems to have even permeated the county leadership, with the unapologetic BBI supporter, Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu at odds with the lukewarm governor, Mutahi Kahiga.
For these reasons, the exact day that Nyeri county is set to conclude its consideration of the BBI report has been a tightly kept secret, with the major players preferring a wait and see game, delaying in order to pick a cue from Kirinyaga, Murang’a and Kiambu.
However, speaking to KTN News, the nominated MCA, blurted out the exact planned date that the relevant house committee intends to wind up discussion on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020, and either approve it or reject it.
The MCA, who also serves as a member in the Legal Affairs committee of the Nyeri County Assembly said that by Tuesday of next week, they will have concluded all discussions on the bill.
“By the 23rd of this month, we will be through, and will have either passed the bill, or rejected it.”