Sabaot community welcomes President Kenyatta's appointments
02 January 2014, 17:21
Trans Nzoia - The recent state appointments by the Jubilee Government have been welcomed by members of the Sabaot community, after two of their kinsmen were named in the list.
On Thursday President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed 10 individuals majority of who are leaders who lost in the last polls to chair boards of state corporations.
Among the ten presidential appointees two hail from the marginalized Sabaot community, former Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi who was appointed chairman of Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Board, and Prof Alex Chemtai, a lecturer at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret who will chair the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists board.
Speaking to journalists in Kitake Robert Butaki the chairman of the Sabaot Supreme Council of Elders thanked President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for finally remembering his community.
“We are grateful that for the first time, members of our community, who overwhelmingly supported the Jubilee government in the last polls are getting a piece of the national appointments,” said Butaki who added that the two individuals appointed are qualified and have the requisite experience to chair the boards of the state corporations.
Martin Ngomat another official of the Sabaot Supreme Council of Elders thanked the government too for the appointments , but asked the state to consider more members from their marginalized community for the remaining plum state appointments, as they missed out on the cabinet and principal secretaries posts.
“ Some members of our community were in fact reconsidering their political stand after the Jubilee government snubbed them in the earlier appointment. We are now happy, but we still expect that more members from our Sabaot community will still get appointed to head state corporations and parastatals as a way of showing gratitude for our support,” said Ngomat.
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