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Legislator in Nyamira react over nomination of Deputy Governor Dr James Gesami

KNA         Legislators in Nyamira County have aired divergent opinions over nomination of Dr. James Gesami as Deputy Governor (DG) for Nyamira who was vetted on Friday by County Assembly Appointing Committee. 

Ex-Nyamira Senator Kennedy Mong'are has expressed fears that Constituency legislators within the County were canvassing against approval of Dr. Gesami’s name as County Deputy Governor by the Assembly over unwarranted reasons.

“Constituency legislators are giving flimsy and unfounded reasons that the nominee, Dr. Gesami, is too old and tired for the post yet there is no law which bars him from holding the office at his age bearing in mind his wealth of experience both in public service and as a former political legislator” Mongáre said.

            “They only want to frustrate the Governor’s proposal since their preferred nominee was not selected. Because of the vested interest they have on the post is the reason why they are lobbying amongst Members of the County Assembly to disapprove Dr. Gesami’s name,’ Mongáre commented.

            Mong'are, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, instead implored Members of County Assembly to support and assist the newly installed Governor Amos Nyaribo to enable him move the county to higher levels on matters concerning its development as his term in office before the next election in 2022 is short.

On the contrary, Borabu Constituency MP Ben Momanyi has faulted Governor Nyaribo's nomination of his new administration saying that he neglected the youth during nomination of his new Cabinet defying the Constitutional provision.

The MP made the remarks while in the company of North Mugirango's Joash Nyamoko and Embakasi South's Julias Mawathe in Ikonge Primary where they led Bunge FC soccer team in a friendly league with local teams Sunday.  

“The Governor’s conspicuous omission of youth in his proposed Cabinet yet they form the bulk of the population in the County will not be taken lightly, and he at the same time nominated a fellow old-aged Dr. James Gesami, 68, as his Deputy Governor something I’m not happy about,” ‘Borabu legislator decried.

He vowed to fight for the youth to ensure that Governor Nyaribo nominates at least one youth in his Cabinet so that the county could also have young energetic and vibrant blood in its top administration, a gap that was also not filled in the previous regime of government led by the late Governor John Nyagarama.

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