Members of the Kiambu County Assembly have denied claims of shooting down a suggestion by the County Sports executive commitee member to set aside funds for development.
In audio recording doing rounds on Social Media, the MCAs are heard shooting down the sports CEC Karungo Thangwa who had suggested that they cut their travel allowances and instead set aside some money for sports.
In the recording involving six MCAs including the Chief whip they are heard rubbishing the idea saying that the most pressing issue is the foreign trip for the East African Local Authorities Sports and Cultural Association (ELASCA) games to be staged in Uganda.
The audio recording leaked last week after the Kiambu MCAs had initiated a process to impeach the sports CEC.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio Sports Nominated MCA Margaret Njeri the mover of the motion to impeach the CEC accused her of fighting back by leaking the audio to implicate them in bad light.
“This is corruption fighting back as anyone especially an expert can tell that the audio is fake” she vehemently said.
“This is character assassination the CEC discovered that I had initiated a motion to impeach him because of neglecting the plight of the youth,” she added.
The former MCA aspirant from Kikuyu accused the minister of failing to offer leadership in the implementation of budgeted programmes that target youths.
Among the initiatives include the Jijenge Fund, Kiambu Super Cup and Driving School Programme.
She said the executive also failed to provide relevant information as demanded by the assembly’s sports committee.
Njeri said that Tharagwa oversaw waste of public money after spending a lot of cash singling out the launch of Kiambu Super Cup.
Defending her colleagues MCA for Githurai Mwiki Ward James Kimani Mburu”Kidim” said that the CEC is not fit for the office saying that he has frustrated their effort to serve the youth.
According to Kidim the minister is arrogant and does not want to listen to anyone.
Reiterating the importance of Sports in the Counties well being and a source of eking out a living Kidim said that they held countless meetings with the minister and gave out their suggestions but nothing was done.
Kidim who is in charge of ICT and Sports said that in July this year they summoned the minister but he failed to appear to answer to queries arising from his department.
The queries include claims that Sh5.5 million was spent on the Super Cup tournament to award teams and for transport logistics and training of coaches, referees and officials.
The tournament was not completed with participants claiming they were not paid despite money being used.
Kidim said that the department unnecessarily spent Sh1.9 million in the launch of the tournament.
Kiambu Sports CEC could not be reached for comment.