With slightly above two years to the next general elections, Embu governor Martin Wambora has successfully brought on board rival members of the county assembly as a move to make it easy for him to run the county and leave a good legacy.
Governor Wambora who is serving his last term in office seems excited by the move that analysts cite as a good move that came too late.
Speaking on behalf of the MCAs; Embu deputy speaker Steve Munene revealed that wrangles between the Assembly and the Executive have been derailing the performance of the entire county government a situation that has made the residents suffer as a result of poor service delivery by the county government.
The deputy speaker who is the Runyenjes Central MCA revealed to, The Eastern Newspaper, that the new-found unity was as a result of several meetings held in a local hotel where leaders from the two wings of the government agreed to bury their hatchets for the sake of the Embu county residents who were not happy by the earlier scenario of fights between the governor and the people’s representatives in the Assembly.
A section of the MCAs who were at the peace meeting revealed that several issues were agreed in order to sustain the good working relationship with the governor because it was clear to everyone that time was running out for all of them.
Governor Wambora will go down in the history books of Kenya as one of the governors who has survived impeachments by the County Assembly and court battles by the opponents for the two terms that he is serving the people of Embu.
The wrangles environment has been blamed for the poor delivery of services by various departments of the county government.
Residents of Embu have greater hopes that it will not be business, as usual, this time around as they expect to feel the government more on the ground.