TNA Governor, MCAs default on monthly party remittances
27 August 2015, 10:20
Kirinyaga - Kirinyaga County deputy governor is among members of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party, The National Alliance (TNA), whose names have been forwarded to the party headquarters for possible disciplinary action for defaulting on monthly subscription fee.
County party chairman, Mwangi Gathungu said those summoned are eight Members of the County Assembly (MCA) alongside the Deputy Governor Julius Njiiri.
“As a County party branch, we have been urging the MCAs to remit their monthly contributions but in vain. Some are now telling us that they are waiting for the constitution of the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP), where they will be willing to remit their dues,” Gathungu said.
He said each MCA is supposed to make a monthly remittance of KES 3 000 to the party but most of them only remitted for the first two months upon being sworn in and then stopped without notice.
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When contacted, Njiiri admitted that he owes the party but blamed the harsh economic hardships for the delayed remittances.
“Like any Kenyan, am also hardly hit by the harsh economic conditions but will defend myself before the TNA disciplinary committee when summoned and am sure they will understand my case,’’ he said.
Gathungu on the other hand said the names of the defaulters have since been forwarded to the headquarters and hinted that those involved will be grilled by next month.
The County Assembly majority leader, Kinyua Wangui alleged that none of his fellow MCAs had refused to pay for the party subscription.
He blamed the non-consistent payment on the flow of salaries for the MCAs and lack of a system by the party to have the dues deducted every month.
The Assembly has 20 elected MCAs with only one on a Democratic Party (DP) ticket and rest on TNA party while nine were nominated.
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