There is more than meets the eye in a plot in which Nakuru county MCAs have adopted a report by the committee on infrastructure that had recommended the impeachment of the county executive committee member for roads Lucy Kariuki.
It is emerging that a section of MCAs out to make money from the censure motion wanted the cornered CEC to part with Sh5 million kickback to compromise those against her.
Weekly Citizen has established that Kariuki has openly been opposed to a move by a number of MCAs fronting for construction firms associated with their relatives or managed by cronies to land road works in the county.
To fix her, MCAs accused Kariuki of failing to deliver on the Boresha Barabara and street lighting projects that fall under her docket.
They noted that even after raising concerns on the projects in various wards and summoning the CEC a number of times to shed light on the said projects, she ignored most of their concerns and even snubbed their summonses on a number of occasions.
Accused of intimidating the CEC is chairman of the infrastructure committee, Michael Machembi. The report tabled on the floor of the house, however, recommended that the CEC be given an opportunity to defend herself, a position that was rejected by majority of the MCAs.
Former majority leader Stanley Karanja also has issues with the CEC. Kabazi MCA Peter Mbae is accused of asking a bribe from Kariuki to influence events among MCAs in her favour.
Majority leader and Elementaita MCA Moses Ndungu, Mariashoni MCA Douglas Ayebei, Flamingo ward MCA Eddy Kiragu and nominated MCA Catherine Kamau had sent emissaries to the embattled CEC looking for a deal.