Tharaka Nithi county deputy governor Francis Nyamu Kagwima has pointed a blaming finger to the county boss Muthomi Njuki over the hardships that the county is currently facing in terms leadership and development delivery.
Speaking in Mwerera village, Gakurungu location in Tharaka South sub county during the burial of the son to the area Chief who died after a snake bite, Kagwima said that the health CEC Dr. Nthuraku is the first person to blame for the lack of the anti-venom in the hospitals which contributed to the death of the young boy.
His sentiment conflicted that of the health CEC Gichuiya Nthuraku who rubbished the claims that health facilities in the county are facing acute shortage of snakes’ anti-venom. Nthuraku said the health facilities in the county are adequately stocked with all drugs required and are ready for any emergency.
Kagwima said his recent move to correct and advice the governor has been misunderstood by constituents as falling out with his boss but said all he has been doing is trying to better the lives of the common man in the county by ensuring there is accountability.
“When I am advising and trying to collect the current regime and which I am part and parcel of, it should not be perceived as if I am fighting the governor, what I am fighting for is credible governance and a leadership with sanity that guarantees benefits to the electorate,’’ said Kagwima.
The deputy governor regretted the mischiefs that have befallen his boss saying that if only Njuki gave him a listening hear he would not have plunged in the troubles that he is currently swimming in.
“Ignoring my advises as a person who has been in the government for a long time is the worst mistake that Njuki did. If only he listened to my advices he would not be battling all what he is going through today, but upon giving him what I thought would best work for him he took me for a fool and that why he where he is today,’’ Kagwima regretted.
Kagwima boasted of his vast experience in his past political jobs which he attributed to high integrity in the years he has served as Tharaka MP and thus earning trust with the people.
Therefore Kagwima vowed to continue pushing the administration that he is part of to ensure that the common man is getting the value for his tax that he is remitting to the government. He promised to push the health CEC to act to equip and stock the health facilities with the necessary drugs to ward off such disasters in future.