Embattled Kisii County Assembly Speaker David Kombo took control of the house Tuesday after months of fighting from MCAs who had been battling to have him impeached.
And speaking to 30 MCAs who turned up for the session, Kombo said he wholeheartedly forgives all his detractors.
He said he had been out for eight months following two bids to impeach him.
He later obtained a court order to put the impeachment on hold until the case he had filed at the Kisii Law Courts is heard and determined.
“I have not come here to injure anybody, I want unity amongst all members, unity in Kisii County Government, let’s each of us work towards achieving what brought us here,” he told the members in the session.
He said he wants the house to now focus on the development agenda saying the members were already running out of time.
” The general election is around the corner, we don’t have time to waste, we only have time to work as the house, “Kombo later told journalists outside the county assembly.
The Speaker further said he wants the assembly to fast track its diary to finish the backlog caused by the fighting.
” Let’s forget the past, as a speaker I want to work with all my might, we can’t go on fighting, chasing air when we should be assisting our people,” he said.
The Speaker said the members will start debating on the budget next week.
He urged the Ward Reps to set aside their differences and begin working.
” Am ready to work with everybody, the governor, the deputy governor and every other leader in this county to ensure we move forward. I came here with peace and wants to work peacefully for our people,” stated Kombo.
Kiogoro Ward MCA Samuel Apoko said they welcome the Speaker back with open arms.
” We welcome him, I only urge him to work well with other members of the assembly, he should stop being partial, “he told journalists.
House Minority James Ondari, on his part, said according to the Court order, Kombo will continue to discharge duties as the substantive Speaker.
” I urge other members to work with him so that we can fast track business of the Assembly, “said Onderi.
By Darlington Mose