Two Kajiado County Executives Committee (CECs) members are to defend themselves before the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) against impeachment bids.
The two, including Education CEC Jeremiah Ncharo and his Public Service counterpart Alais Kisota have been accused of incompetence, gross misconduct, maladministration, and abuse of office.
Moreover, the MCAs have already approved the motion for the impeachment of the CECs members.
The motions were moved by Jonathan Koroine (Mosiro) and Joshua Mbariri (Ngong), respectively.
As such, Kajiado County Assembly speaker Justus Ngossor said the matter was discussed by the county assembly and the house will form a special committee to probe the allegations.
“The process has just begun, and I have directed the special committee to investigate the allegations against the two CECs. The committee shall be formed on Tuesday,” Ngossor said.
The committee is required to allow the CECs to defend themselves and afterwards determine whether the allegations are substantiated or not.
Additionally, majority leader John Loisa in his submission noted that the CECM for education had seriously violated Article 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
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“The CECM, Ncharo failed in adhering to the tenets of prescribed values and principles of a state officer by failing to account for Sh75 million that had been set for bursaries with the education department only disbursing Sh37 million in all the 25 wards as only Sh1.5 million were being awarded to each ward,” Loisa said.
However, Ewuaso – Enkidong’i MCA Joseph Toris added that the claim that bursaries were given to children outside the designated wards is false and hearsay.
“Mr Speaker our wards are so diverse and cosmopolitan; therefore, it is upon the members who allege that the names are not from specific wards to table the names and the House to authenticate their validity,” Toris said.
Nonetheless, in the motion seeking to remove CECM for Public Service Kisota, maintained that the CEC had failed in his conduct of duty as well as going contrary to the oath that he swore to adhere to.
However, in a quick rejoinder, nominated MCA Phoebe Makungu said that the removal of CECM Public Service is a purely political witch-hunt.
“It is unfortunate that this House has chosen to focus on the issues that shall continue to put a wedge between the executive and the assembly, yet we have other teething problems that society requires our actions on,” Makungu said.
Nevertheless, the two impeachment motions against the CECs were affirmed by 23 votes against 16 opposing and 1 abstaining.
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