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Makueni deputy governor punished for joining William Ruto

by Amos Khaemba

Makueni Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau has accused Governor Kivutha Kibwana of stripping her of official functions following her move to join Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party.

Speaking in Kaiti, Makueni County during a meeting with women groups on Monday, January 31, Mwau revealed that she received an official letter stripping her of the county Health Ministerial role.

Mwau further alleged that her official car had been withdrawn with staff in the county communication department being instructed not to take instructions from her.

Governor Kibwana is known as a defender of human rights world worldwide and that is why I’m very surprised by his action. I cannot say I have wronged the governor or the other way round,” Mwau said.

The deputy governor said just like any other Kenyan she has a constitutional right to choose a political party of her liking, wondering Kibwana who is a human rights defender could try to deny her right to join a political formation of her choice.

While responding to his deputy joining Deputy President William Ruto’s party, Governor Kibwana had shown how disappointed he was with his deputy.

“It’s okay, she has made her decision. But I’d like to say she never consulted the people of Makueni. She won’t carry any more people to Ruto’s side and moving forward, it will be difficult for the two of us to work together,” Kibwana had initially said.

The deputy governor’s accusation is by accident as Kibwana had hinted of their expected working relationship going forward after he move to associate with DP Ruto.

“While I respect Adelina for the good working relations for the last 9 years, her latest move puts our working together on the edge,” Kibwana said last week.

Governor Kibwana and his deputy Mwau, have been working together since 2013 when they were elected into office on a joint Muungano party before defending their seat using the Wiper party in2017 General Election.

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