Nakuru County Assembly summons governor
28 February 2014, 11:34
Nakuru - Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua was on Thursday summoned by the county assembly members for backing up the procurement officer, Elizabeth Masaku.
Early this week, Members of County Assembly (MCAs) were angered by the sentiments made by the governor that he supports the procurement officer.
The MCAs had also threatened on Wednesday to impeach the governor should he go against the motion which had been adopted by the house over the removal of Masaku.
Speaking moments after the summon, Kinuthia said that the special seating was not about Masuku but on how to improve service delivery to the county residents.
"This Kamukunji was not about procurement but on how we can help our county residents," he said.
Kinuthia quashed the ongoing speculation in the media that there was a fallout between his office and the county assembly.
The Governor defended the summon saying that the constitution allows the county Executive to meet with assembly.
He said that it was agreed during the meeting that any individual who will be found engaging in any form of corruption in his administration be removed.
"Our constitution has allowed meetings to be taking place between the Executive and MCAs to discuss county matters," he said.
Kinuthia said that they also deliberated on how to improve communication between Executive and the county assembly.
He said that during the meeting, it was agreed that all development projects be devolved at the ward level as one way of bringing service delivery to the public.
"In this meeting, we were able to discuss various issues and key among them was how to improve communication," he said.
When asked whether he will fire the procurement officer, Kinuthia said that he cannot comment on the issue since the matter was still in court.
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