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Governors urged to stop nepotism at County level

06 December 2013, 11:28 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Nyeri Senator, Mutahi Kagwe has lashed out at County bosses who are engaging in nepotism when recruiting for top jobs in their counties.

Mutahi said that some County governments are assigning most powerful positions without considering the status and performance of the appointees.

While addressing the media in Nyeri town Thursday, the Senator asked governors to put the interests of their constituents first for the sake of growth and development.

“Some Counties, for instance, want to stick to economic advisers from their areas who may retard development. They should focus on constituents’ needs and not a single person’s needs,” advised Mutahi, warning that some of the appointees might be incompetent.

He added that despite some figures in County governments being powerful according to their mandates, some are not well informed about their respective regions.

Mutahi further urged investors not to be infuriated by governors who fail to meet their expectations, stating that they are free to offer advice but not directives.

He also asked businessmen aiming to set up industries in the counties to coordinate and work closely with local communities to obtain their goodwill and avoid conflicts.

In regard to Nyeri County affairs, the Senator ruled out reports that there are wrangles between area parliamentarians and Governor Nderitu Gachagua.

He maintained that the County leadership is working together and there is a lot of coordination of activities.

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