Nyamira County Assembly MCAs are plotting to reject the names of the Deputy Governor
nominee and the CECs who were nominated by Governor Amos Nyaribo.
The leaders say their clans were not well represented in the nominees among other factors that
they said Nyaribo never consulted widely before presenting the names.
They said some the CECs nominees are incompetent and are unfit to hold offices hence urged
Nyaribo to consider new appointees over the current nominees.
“We can differentiate between those areas where some leaders have political interests and those
areas where some leaders cannot reach the executive to get something for their areas. There is a
lot of imbalance in that list that was proposed by the governor since some of the nominees were
previously in the government and failed to deliver,” an MCA added.
Another MCA insisted that Nyaribo will have to go back to the drawing board to get them a new
nominee for the position of the Deputy Governor as the current nominee is from the same clan
with the current West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi.
“We cannot have a member of the national assembly and the Deputy Governor from the same
clan and same background, where are other areas. We cannot accept that name unless the
Governor presents us with a new appointee from another area,” he posed.
He also said the names of the nominees for the position of CEC’s are not fairly distributed in the
county,hence no much can be achieved since resources will not be distributed fairly.
“We also need the executive to explain why some regions in the county can be left out. We are
wondering if we are marginalized yet we are in one county, if resources cannot be distributed
equally in this county then we have no business other than calling for the firing of the nominated
CEC’s because we are the ones who allowed them to serve the people,” he added.
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 a 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.
Vetting of Gesami will take place on Friday where push and pull game is expected for supporters
and non-supporters of the former West Mugirango MP.
By Darlington Mose