A section of youths from Nyamira County have expressed their dissatisfaction with the
performance of the county assembly and called on the speaker to resign over incompetence.
The youths were reacting on the county assembly’s move to reject the nominee for the Deputy
Governor position that happened this week on Tuesday.
They said the MCAs need to give Nyaribo ample time to perform his duties by giving him a
deputy as required by law and blamed them for corruption allegations.
“Following the county assembly’s report and subsequent voting on the nominee for the position
of deputy governor position, we have resolved that the county assembly’s independence to make
information is compromised. The committee on the appointment that worked on a report that
rejected Dr Gesami, did not give a clear reason for his rejection,” said Kevin Mikaye.
Consequently, during an address to journalists on Wednesday, 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,”
The angry youths addressed journalists in Nyamira town on Wednesday a few days after
Gesami’s rejection that caused a stir in the county, where they blamed a section of MPs from the
county and the county assembly speaker Moffat Teya, who they said should resign from his
“We are aware that a faction of MPs are behind the whole thing, and we are urging the speaker to
work independently and have a sober mind in tackling issues or resign from the position if he is
unable to perform his duties as mandated in the constitution,” said Kepha Moenga.
“Further the speakers of the county assembly led a group of MCAs to oppose a motion moved by
Magombo MCA Richard Onyinkwa, that was pushing for amendments of the report before
adoption by the house. We are further informed that Speaker Teya was and still has an interest in
the position in question. This, therefore, raises questions about the credibility of the speaker to sit
in the committee on appointments,” Duke Tinega noted.
They expressed their dissatisfaction on the county assembly leadership and still worried about
the rate of corruption terming the exchange of money as the major deal in the lobbying of the
position for Deputy Governor in the county assembly by the Mcas. They accused the Mcas over
failure to protect the law at all times especially during the process of vetting and debate on the
nominee for the Deputy Governor position.
By Darlington Mose