Bungoma Governor working for the people
17 February 2014, 19:02
Nairobi - Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka says he is working for the people and is not worried by a senate summon over his conduct.
There has been heated debate over the power the senate has in the wake of the impeachment of Embu governor Martin Wambora.
The senate had sent summons to nine governors over their alleged misappropriation of funds while on duty and cautioned them to appear before them in person to explain their actions.
nine include Lusaka, Bomet’s Isaac Ruto, Kiambu’s William
Kabogo, Kitui’s Julius Malombe, Kisumu’s Jack Ranguma, Nakuru’s Kinuthia
Mbugua, Narok’s Samuel Tanui, Tana River’s Hussein Dado and Wajir’s Ahmed
Abdullahi in the petition filed by a lobby group called the International
Legal Consultancy Group against the Senate and its clerk.
Lusaka though is not worried about the ongoing matter, saying his jurisdiction lies with the people.
" I am a servant of the people and have proven to be so far. My mandate lies in improving their lives and serving them and I am committed to doing so, he said.
He was however mum about the ongoing saga between the senate and the courts over their actions.
" We will let the law play out, he added.
A case in which the governors are trying to stop the senate summons will be heard Tuesday.
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