Kajiado County Assembly Speaker Johnson Osoi was today elected unopposed for a second term in office.
Osoi was named the only aspirant for the seat of speaker by Clerk Daniel Konyango after two people who had indicated interest failed to turn up.
Daniel Kanchori and Benjamin Tipatet were not anywhere in the precincts of the county assembly when Osoi was elected unopposed for the seat.
Present to witness the swearing in of the new speaker was governor Joseph Lenku, his deputy Martin Moshisho, senator Philip Mpaayei , MPs George Sunkuyia, Janet Teyiaa and Joseph Manje.
Speaker Osoi was sworn to office after 41 elected and nominated MCAs had taken oath of office.
Osoi, while making his acceptance speech, thanked the MCAs for supporting him 100 per cent to serve for a second term.
He said the first assembly was able to pass 20 bills, 7 policies and 8 regulations in a span of only 4 and half years in office.
“The assembly was also able to initiate a five years’ project on constructing an ultra modern debating chambers which I promise to oversee to its completion,” said Osoi amid a thunderous applause from the from foot-thumping MCAs.
The new speaker cautioned the newly sworn in MCAs that the legislative agenda of the assembly is one thing that all members should pay extra attention to ensure quality legislations.
“The county assembly is bestowed with the role to oversight function over the county executive and its organs. It is a duty that I will endeavour to support the county assembly in,” said Osoi.
He said as the speaker he will offer each MCA humble opportunity to adequately raise issues of concern to the people of their wards.
“The journey of the second Kajiado county assembly begins today. As we take off, I kindly request each one of you to fasten your seat belts in readiness for our destiny,” said Osoi.
Governor Lenku thanked all the MCAs for supporting the re-election of Osoi and urged them to work as a united team to change the lives of those they represent for the better.
Lenku said Jubilee Party means well for the people of Kenya, and for the president and all the elected leaders to deliver on their promises, unity must prevail in all levels of representation.