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Nakuru Governor grilled by MCA

25 June 2013, 11:56 Steve Wambugu

Embattled Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua was on Monday afternoon summoned by the County assembly members over the swearing in of nine controversial nominees.

According to one member of the County assembly who was at the meeting, it was agreed that the Governor revoke the list of nine appointees and resubmit a fresh list to the house for approval.

“The Governor said was sorry over the controversial swearing in of the nine nominees and was even ready to revoke the list and give us fresh names of people who are qualified for the posts,” said the source who sought anonymity.

The source also disclosed that an impeachment motion against the Governor was also in place and that 46 MCA had already signed the motion.

“We have a motion ready to remove the Governor and so far we have been able to collect 46 signatures from the members of the house,” added the source.

Earlier in the day, the Governor had attempted to hold a private meeting with the MCA at a private hotel in the park but the ward representatives refused to show up forcing him to attend the meeting at the assembly in person.

However, County assembly Speaker Susan Kihika, while addressing the press moments after holding the meeting, said that everything had been resolved between the assembly and the executive.

“We want to assure our electorates that we have resolved the stalemate that has been there for the last few weeks and are ready to get back to work and develop our County,” she said.

Speaking at the same times, Governor Kinuthia refused to comment on the nominees' issue saying the matter was before the court.

He added that a lot remains to be done to bring development in the County but said he was happy to have ironed out the differences with the county assembly.

“There is a lot of work that needs to be done and am glad today’s meeting will help us because we have discussed about some few things that were blocking us,” he noted.

Without mentioning whether he would submit a new list of the nominees, he said that means of communication will be improved between the two arms of the County government. 

Nakuru County Senator who was also in attendance at the meeting reiterated his commitment in working closely with the office of the Governor.

“Everything is well and we have resolved some issues and can now work again as a team,” he said.

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