Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo will now have relief after the county members of the
assembly agreed to approve Dr Gesami as Deputy Governor.
On Saturday during a church function in Nyamira County that was presided over by the Interior
CS Fred Matiang’i, at Bosiango church, the MCAs agreed to unanimously support Nyaribo in
developing the almost stalled devolved unit.
The resolution has come a few days after a section of the MCAs, all the MPs, the speaker of the
county assembly and Nyaribo held a consultative meeting that resolved to the leaders putting a
halt to the wrangles.
“We have decided to support the governor in ensuring our county develops, by this, we shall
approve Gesami to be Deputy Governor to help Governor Nyaribo to deliver to the residents of
Nyamira,” said Bomwagamo MCA Charles Barongo.
Ekerenyo Ward MCA Thaddeus Nyabaro said a section of their colleagues were being used by
some members of parliament but due to the consultations with the governor, they agreed to help
him in approving DG nominee Gesami.
“We want to urge the members of parliament to leave our county alone. The governor now needs
humble time to work for the people in the remaining time, we will fully support him by
approving Gesami immediately after we return from the recess,” Nyabaro said.
Ever since he took office, Nyaribo has received three express court orders which have threatened
to throw him off balance.
The first petition was filed at the High Court of Nairobi wanting to stop the vetting of Nyaribo’s
nominee for Deputy Governor seat Dr James Gesami, citing the unconstitutionality of the
appointment which was later withdrawn.
The second petition was filed against the Governor by former Health County Executive Douglas
Bosire who contested termination of his contract.
The case is to be heard in the presence of all the parties at the Labour and Industrial Relations
Court, according to conservatory orders issued by Justice Hellen Wasilwa.
Another petition was that of the other three executives who worked with Bosire who also want
Nyaribo to reinstate them to the respective offices they held under the governorship of the late
By Darlington Mose