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Governor Nyaribo faces hurdles in nominating deputy governor

Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo will still face hurdles in nominating his deputy after his first
attempt rejected by the county assembly.

Majority of the MCAs in the Nyamira County Assembly who were in support of Nyaribo’s
choice for the DG position are now angrily barking at a section of MPs who they are accusing of

MCA Thaddeus Nyabaro said two MPs in particular Ben Momanyi (Borabu )and Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) are behind the troubles facing Nyaribo’s newadministration.

“We are aware that our national leaders are behind every challenge as much as the nomination
and approval of the new Deputy Governor. Our members of parliament ought to give us a break
so that we can try and collect the torn status of Nyamira County and get it to where it is supposed
to be,” Nyabaro said.

However, no member of parliament among the ones who have been mentioned has responded to
the allegations levelled against them. As much as Nyaribo’s appointment is concerned since they
have not come out in public to deny the allegations.

On Tuesday Nyamira County debated on the report that was prepared by the assembly’s select
committee on appointments chaired by the assembly speaker Moffat Teya.
Nominee DG James Gesami was rejected by both the assembly’s appointment committee and
the entire county assembly.

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.
Interests from political class within the county will be a major hurdle for Nyaribo to escape
before he settles down for the leadership of the county as a new governor.

North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko said the meetings with the new governor will be key in
the few day

“The entire county including the leaders in the county are looking up on Nyaribo to raise
Nyamira from where governor Nyagarama left it. It is, therefore, my concern that we should bury
our political differences as leaders for the sake of our county, and this can only be achieved by
way of joining hands ad supporting the new governor to deliver services to our residents.”
Nyamoko said.

On the same note, clanism has seemed to play a major role as most leaders argue that Nyaribo
has not considered other clans in his appointment probably proposing that he would appoint a
deputy governor from the Kitutu side wherein their arguments they claim the people from Kitutu
have been sidelined.

The issue of the youths has also posed a challenge in Nyaribo’s first days in office since several
youths from the county have been lamenting over Nyaribo’s failure to accord them positions in
his government.

By Darlington Mose

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