Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo has maintained that he will fight on to give services to the residents of Nyamira despite challenges, especially from the assembly.
During a funeral at Magwagwa on Friday, Nyaribo said he has a hurdle from the assembly but called upon the MCAs to join hands with him and deliver services for the residents of Nyamira.
“The MCAs are having some misunderstanding especially on the issue of the deputy governor nominee but said he will try and convince them to have the deputy governor nominee approved by the county government,” Nyaribo said.
He, however, insisted that he will forward the name to the assembly again and again until the nominee is approved by the county assembly.
Consequently, during an address to journalists earlier, Governor Nyaribo said if things worsened, he will call upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the county so that residents can go for elections.
“We had agreed with the MCAs and other leaders from Nyamira county that we shall be working together for the better of our county, but it seems they are not willing and if things worsen, I will not have any option than calling the president to dissolve this county and we go for elections,” Nyaribo said.
Nyaribo going back to the drawing board will be a major blow since he has less than two years to deliver to the residents of Nyamira County after the demise of Governor John Nyagarama who died late last year.
Gesami was rejected by the County Assembly of Nyamira after his vetting where the mcas cited lack of crucial documents from the nominee.
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.
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 an alternative choice, he might end up losing terribly in 2022 polls since Gesami has political influence and might be the right choice for Nyaribo in his 2022 ambition.
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. Already, governor Nyaribo has held leadership meetings with various key stakeholders whereby on Thursday last week, Nyaribo met chief officers and directors who are responsible for implementation and execution of government agenda.
By Darlington Mose