8 March 2014

Kenya: Kiambu MCA Wants Devolution Laws Revised

A Kiambu MCA has called for the review of laws on devolution saying they have many loopholes.

Ngewa ward representative Karungo Wa Thangwa said devolution is under threat as some of the motions like those of impeachment are based on "emotions, weak egos and probably money".

"I have discovered a lot of loopholes in the devolution law. You can wake up one day and get kicked out of your office in 10 minutes just because someone is not happy with you. Without proper investigations, you are gone," he said.

Thangwa was speaking yesterday in his ward during the burial of Martin Thuku, grandson to freedom fighter Harry Thuku.

"Just like in mob justice the victim is never accorded adequate time even to say his last wishes. I think this is what happened to Kiambu speaker Nick Ndichu and others to follow. This is a threat to devolution and the laws on devolution need to be revised," he said.


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