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Khaemba ordered to vacate office

28 June 2013, 12:05 Mwangi Karanja

Trans Nzoia County assembly has given the County Governor Patrick Khaemba a 21-day notice to vacate his office.

The assembly members said that the Governor should leave the premises in order to give room to the majority leader and chairmen of various house committees.

“The Governor should relocate because the leader of majority and committees chairpersons have no place to carry out their businesses,” they said.

Khaemba was temporarily using the offices at the County assembly until new offices are constructed.

The move comes barely a day after the assembly members rejected nominees to the County executive and public service board.

The 25 County assembly members on Wednesday anonymously rejected the lists of the nominees claiming that the Governor did not follow the right procedure and that the proposed persons did not represent the face of the County.

The Majority Leader Alfred Weswa, who tabled the names, said he regretted that the Governor was appointing outsiders to hold influential positions, a move he said would not be tolerated by other County leaders.

“We want our own people to be given those positions not outsiders as we too have professionals who are experienced. We do not even have a single youth in the list,” he said.

The County assembly Speaker David Sifuna ordered the list to be returned to the Governor for revision.

Other members complained that the Governor left out other Constituencies in the appointments adding that the revised list should be inclusive.

“We have five constituencies and all should have a representative in both cabinet and the public service board,” Weswa said.

Khaemba will have to re-advertise the positions in the County public service board and get a new list of nominees.

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