Naivasha leaders want Governor Lee to keep his promise

A day after a list was released by CPSB of shortlisted applicants as Nakuru county CEC members Naivasha leaders were not happy with the names that made it to the list purportedly from Naivasha.

The Naivasha leaders meeting
The Naivasha leaders meeting

It’s this list that led to a meeting convened by some Naivasha leaders led by Hon. Karanja Mburu the MCA for Lakeview Ward and Hon. Karanja wa Mariamu the MCA for Naivasha East. Hon. Karanja is also the County Assembly majority leader. The meeting was called to discuss the matter.
The leaders present said that governor Lee Kinyanjui during and after his campaigns had promised to reward Naivasha with at least one County Executive Committee (CEC) member and more than one Chief Officer (CO).
The leaders pointed out that they didn’t just lobby for anybody associated with Naivasha but somebody who will represent their interests in the county executive that according to the released list was not reflected.
The leaders resolved to reach out to the Governor warning that should he not heed to their call; they would take a serious action including boycotting paying of revenue.
“We can’t be crying to the national government to consider Nakuru county in government appointments yet we here in Nakuru are outsourcing some staffs. We are aware there is a guy who made it in the list and he previously served in Kiambu County government as a CEC for health and now we are being told he is from Naivasha,” one of the leaders said.
“We are not requesting to have somebody get a job but to have someone who will represent our interest and we will not settle for less,” another leader weighed in.
The leaders through the Naivasha elected MCAs will petition the Governor to consider keeping his promise as it’s his constitutional duty to nominate and present members of the county executive to the county assembly for vetting before the list is forwarded to the CA assembly for vetting and approval.

Author: Gicinga

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