The County Governments have performed quite well despite the numerous challenges experienced through the first years of devolution.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday after meeting with Principals from Meru schools, Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya said the county Government should be commended for the work done so far noting that it was the first time the devolution was working in Kenya.
“I want to state here that the county Governments have done so well despite the numerous challenges experienced” he said.
Munya who is also Meru Governor faulted EACC on what he termed is trying to blanketly bar Governors implicated in corruption allegations from contesting.
According to Munya,the Law is very clear that any leader cannot be barred from contesting on the basis of mere case before court.
Munya termed the move by EACC as bad campaigns against County Chiefs who are busy delivering to ensure Devolution succeeds.
“Some people are saying or I don’t know it is the EACC that they will bar Governors from contesting. Let me clarify the law very well that general accusations cannot be used to bar Governors’ from Contesting. If they have evidence against any Governor let them take him to court instead of smearing Governors with these campaigns” he said.
The CoG chair also revelaed that on Tuesday next week the Devolution conference will kick off with Nakuru being the lucky county to host.
On his part, Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said the Conference was paramount to be hosted in Nakuru at this particular time and that all is in top gear for the Conference.
“The Conference is all about people and I must say as the host we are ready all to ensure the guests are okay and feel at home” said Mbugua.
On Thursday Munya is expected to open PNU offices in Nakuru.