Former Regional Commissioner George Natembeya is the Governor elect Trans-Nzoia County.
Natembeya garnered 158,598 votes against his competitor Chris Wamalwa who garnered 78,331 votes.
The no-nonsense entertaining Natembeya has vowed to transform Trans-Nzoia County through servant leadership.
He says he will not be a bossy leader as he has been a boss in public service for over 25 years and that time is now for servant leadership to the people of Trans-Nzoia.
“It is time to join hands in transforming Trans-Nzoia County” said Natembeya who was elected on DAP-Kenya ticket within Azimio-One Kenya.
Natembeya resigned on January 12 as Rift valley regional commissioner to venture into politics.
He made history for becoming the first high-ranking official in the government to resign even though February 9 was the deadline for public servants eyeing political seats in the August 9 general Election in line with the Elections Act.
The goverment has announced the resumption of security operations in Baringo and Turkana counties following fresh banditry attacks.
Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said this time round the operation will be ruthless to wipe out the bandits.
Natembeya who addressed media at his office in Nakuru on Tuesday was categorical that the bandits have been organizing attacks in Baringo, Turkana and Laikipia counties.
The announcement by Natembeya follows what he termed failed approach by political leaders from the areas to conduct a one month peace campaign and voluntary disarmament.
“The political leaders and what we had agreed has recorded minimal results and that’s why we are saying that as from tomorrow the dusk to to dawn curfew as well as security operations is in place in that area” be said.
He slammed a section of local leaders for derailing government efforts to restore sanity in the area.
According to Natembeya,a move by area political leaders to give solution to banditry attacks within 30 days has been fruitless with only three guns having been returned.
It is for this reason that he said the goverment will now move in with force to restore sanity.
Matatu operators in Nakuru town have faulted the County Government for allegedly hiring goons to disrupt their operations at the new Kwa Jack matatu stage in town.
This coming just a day after the operators withdrew their vehicles from service demonstrating against alleged harassment by the county government.
But after an intervention by Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama, the operators called off their strike at 2.30PM on Monday.
And on Tuesday, the operators were shocked after moving to the stages only to find a group of goons purportedly hired to disrupt their operations.
Nakuru Town Service Matatu Association Chair Francis Njoroge alias Njosh says the youths armed with crude weapons were very categorical that they were hired by authority to disrupt the normal businesses.
“When we asked them why they were there armed with crude weapons, they responded that they were on job and that we should leave them alone” said Njosh.
The Nakuru Town Service Matatu Association Chair while condemning the move taken by County government to use militia to harass Matatu operators, said already three of the goons were arrested and taken to Kaptembwa Police station.
He adds that some of the youths was heard saying, “Yesterday your flag was high, but today it’s ours.”
The operators feel the county is using the goons to intimidate them over their complaints on the poor state of the new matatu stages in Nakuru.
They have also faulted a section of operators who are dining with the County government of Nakuru and are not ready to join in addressing the challenges of the sector.
The operators are now calling on Rift Valley regional Commissioner George Natembeya to intervene and ensure the activities of militia groups within the new stages is addressed.
“We now want Natembeya to step in and address this situation because there is no way the operations of the stages can be run by goons” said Njosh.