The Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to look into the possible dissolution of Makueni County kicked off its public hearings in the county early this week at Wote town amid low turnout from area residents.
Members of the Parliament from the county seemed to have picked the cue from the residents and none of them showed up for the sittings held at the Makueni Early Childhood Education Teachers Training Institute (MECETTI).
All the six MPs from the County snubbed the public hearings in the Mohammed Nyaoga – led commission that started on Tuesday with Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo saying that most of the pleas filed by the petitioners for the dissolution of the county had been addressed.
The MPs move to snub the sittings did not go well with residents who took to social media to register their disappointment with some accusing the MPs of fueling the wrangling between the Governor Kivutha Kibwana and MCAs and playing safe to protect their ilk.
Others argued that the MPs were against dissolution and that their attendance would not make any difference.
Some accused the MPs of pretense and pushing for selfish agenda at the expense of Makueni residents.
The MPs move not to attend the public sittings is perhaps a reaffirmation that they do not support the dissolution of the county. Kibwezi East MP Patrick Musimba and Mbooni MP Kisoi Munyao have openly opposed the dissolution with the latter moving to court seeking orders to suspend the hearings.