Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo might fail to deliver on the promises he made to the people of
Nyamira as he started his reign with hurdles that may destabilize his focus.
Political storms and enhanced criticism at this stage will mean Nyaribo will be spending most of his time
in countering various political attacks which might delay development in the devolved unit.
There has been growing dissent over the nominees the Governor fronted to the assembly for vetting with
some MCAs vowing to stop their appointment by voting down the proposal.
Nominees that were given by Nyaribo for consideration in slots for the CEC’s positions terming it more
of clanism in appointments where they protested the nominations and said they would drop the names.
Another blow came Wednesday after the employment and labour relations court stopped the vetting
process for the nominee for the position of Deputy Governor Dr James Gesami, pending the hearing of
the matter by a resident of Nyamira County.
Governor Nyaribo will have now to dig into the issue of clanism politics that have started taking shape
where each clan in the county demands to be given a share in the county government citing sidelining in
the late Nyagarama’s administration.
However, sources close to Nyaribo indicated that he has maintained his position on the nominee for the
Deputy Governor Dr James Gesami, whereby if he drops him for another choice, he might end up losing
terribly in 2022 polls since Gesami has political influence.
Vetting of Gesami was scheduled to take place tomorrow but the process will have to stop following the
court order until January 20th, when the matter will be heard and determined at the employment and
labour relations court in Kisumu.
However, it is not clear whether the meeting between the Governor (Nyaribo) and the Gusii leaders that
was held in Nairobi on Wednesday bore any fruit as far as the appointment of the Deputy Governor and
the CEC members was concerned.
An MP who attended the session told us the meeting was purely for development agendas in Nyamira
County and had nothing to do with the appointments whatsoever.
“As Gusii leaders, we held a successful meeting on Wednesday but the agenda was for development in
the county and not any other issue. The Governor will handle the rest part especially on appointments,” he
By Darlington Mose