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MP wants President given powers to appoint County governors

16 February 2016, 10:34 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - A member of Parliament is proposing an amendment to the Constitution to give the President powers to appoint all County Governors.

Kuresoi north MP, Moses Cheboi said there is no development in the counties because the governors have no one to answer to directly.

He said that if the President appoints the County bosses, they will be directly answerable to him as their boss.

Speaking Monday in Nakuru town, Cheboi said the move will also save taxpayers millions of shillings that are used by the IEBC to conduct elections for the governors.

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He added that the President should be allowed to appoint the 47 governors who will then be approved by the National Assembly, Senate and the respective County assemblies.

“We have governors who are behaving like small presidents because they have all the powers and no one is above them,” said Cheboi.

“We want the President to appoint governors because this will enhance accountability within the County governments,” he added.

Cheboi said that the proposal will be included in the boresha katiba initiative by Jubilee legislators.

“We are going to ask Kenyans to approve that and give the President powers to appoint the County bosses as one way of cutting expenditure,” he said.

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