, NYERI, Kenya Mar 3 – Majority of Nyeri County Assembly members have vowed to skip Nderitu Gachagua’s burial on Monday claiming they were still receiving threats.
Speaking at the County Assembly chambers during Thursday afternoon’s session, the MCAs led by Majority Leader Duncan Gituanja said that they have been threatened through social media, adding that they have been attacked in the past and therefore cannot risk attending the funeral but will instead travel to Naivasha for the Annual Devolution Conference.
Gituanja claimed he had been personally threatened by a close ally of a relative to the late Gachagua but is yet to record a statement with the police.
Mid last year the MCAs were whipped at Mbiriri area in Kieni East sub-County in a meeting that was attended by the late Gachagua.
Gikondi ward representative Kahiga Thieri echoed similar sentiments saying Gachagua’s brother, Rigathi, assailed the Speaker of the County Assembly Mwangi Mugo when he termed him an insincere mourner.
The motion to adjourn sittings was tabled by Duncan Gituanja and was seconded by Aguthi Gaaki ward MCA Wachira Waruru who said that they are made to feel as if they are the ones responsible for the governor’s death.
Gachagua will be buried on Monday at Hiriga village in Mathira constituency.