Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo has maintained that he will stick to his Deputy Governor nominee despite pressure to drop him.
Nyaribo said the MCAs in the county are the ones behind his mess of operating without a Deputy Governor. Last week Nyaribo cautioned the MCAs against ganging up with some elected MPs in undermining his leadership threatening to block the MCAs from accessing the assembly.
“The MCAs are the main challenge in the whole process of having a Deputy Governor. I will stick to my choice and that is Dr Ondicho Gesami, and if the MCAs continue with the drama they are having around, then we will not have an alternative than to even bar them from accessing the assembly” said the county boss.
The Deputy Governor nominee Dr James Gesami’s appointment was rejected by both the assembly’s appointment committee and the whole assembly earlier in February prompting Governor Nyaribo to hold several meetings with the MCAs, in a bid to convince them to approve his nominee’s name.
The approval is yet to take place, since the debate on the approval that was supposed to happen on Friday never happened.
This is after the assembly turned chaotic and the MCAs turned against each other when the issue of various MCAs being removed from house committees, a situation that prompted speaker Moffat Teya to call for the adjournment of the house until on Thursday.
However, on Thursday the issue of the Deputy Governor nominee never came up in the assembly for debate since the MCAs debated and approved four nominees for the position of CEC’s after which the assembly was adjourned and the MCAs proceeded to a short recess that will elapse on the April 6.
This means that Governor Nyaribo will keep working without a DG despite several efforts to try and convince the MCAs to approve the nominee.
“I understand that a section of our leaders is using our MCAs to stall the development plans of our county, but let me assure our people that we shall work for you despite any challenge that shall come our way,” Nyaribo told journalists.
He maintained that handouts to MCAs will not affect his plans for the people who are looking up to him for development.
By Darlington Mose