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Laikipia County assembly axe two executive nominees

21 May 2013, 14:22 James Kabotia

The Laikipia County assembly has rejected two of the eight executive committee members’ nominees.

During vetting by the committee on Appointment, the nominee for trade, commerce, tourism and enterprise development docket Patrick Lekimin, admitted that he was not a resident of Laikipia County.

The committee rejected the 33 year old holder of Bachelor of Science degree in industrial chemistry after it emerged that he was a resident of Samburu County and had also applied for a position in the Public Service Board there.

Sherry Jepkosgei who had been nominated in the gender, culture, social development, sports, children and youth affairs docket was also rejected.

The 37 year old holder of Bachelor of education and Masters of Educational Management and administration from Kampala International University failed to sail through after she was unable to express herself.

The committee ruled that she was even unable to explain what her docket would entail.

County assembly deputy speaker Peter Kimondo said that the committee will revisit the list of the shortlisted candidates and conduct fresh interviews.

Kimondo who is also the Nanyuki ward representative said that fresh interviews will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates.

“As per now, we have not yet fixed a specific date for vetting the shortlisted candidates,” said the deputy speaker.

Last week, the Laikipia County assembly speaker Patrick Mariru tabled the list of shortlisted candidates for vetting by members.

This is after Governor Joshua Irungu Wakahora unveiled the list of nominees who would help him run the affairs of the county.

Nanyuki teaching and referral hospital medical superintendent David Njoroge made it through for the health and sanitation docket, while Laikipia county women representative contestant in the last General elections loser Virginia Nderitu clinched the roads, transport, land, housing, energy and public works ministry.

A career educationist Joel Mwangi will head the powerful finance and planning docket.

30 year old Duncan Mwariri who holds a masters degree in agriculture and rural development and a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture will head the agriculture, livestock development, environment and natural resources portfolio.

Former Ruai boys’ secondary school in Nairobi principal John Bosco Akaale will be in charge of  the education, science, information, communication and technology portfolio, while Agnes Keshine, a 28 year old holder of bachelor in commerce from the University of Nairobi will head operations at the office of the governor, county administration, public service and special programmes.

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