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Kajiado assembly ready to vet newly nominated county ministers

Julius Moipai - Imbirikani Eselenkei is leader of Majority Party in the House.
Julius Moipai - Imbirikani Eselenkei is leader of Majority Party in the House.

Kajiado assembly is set to vet the county executive committee members, secretary, and chief officers from Monday next week.

This follows the election of the deputy speaker and chairmen of the various county assembly committees early on Thursday.

Joseph Masiaya (Magadi) was elected for the position of the deputy speaker unopposed after the only other contestant, Lucy Mathenge (nominated) pulled out of the race.

Governor Joseph Ole Lenku had earlier, while naming the appointees to the executive committee, called on the assembly to expedite the vetting process to enable his team kick off service to the people.

Assembly Speaker, Johnson Osoi, during the house sitting on Thursday noted he was pleased with the spirit of the government side and the opposition for accepting and ensuring that the motion moved by Julius Moipaai Leader of the Majority party for the formation of the committee on appointment and the committees sailed through without any hitch.

“It is my pleasure, honourable members, that the government side and the opposition have supported the constitution of the membership of the committees in the motion that was moved by the Leader of the Majority Party and this sets pace for the vetting process of the various appointments,” said Osoi.

The speaker, who was speaking after the first address of the assembly sitting by Lenku, also lauded the various parties for ensuring that the leadership of the parties for ensuring that all the leadership positions were filled on time.

Osoi encouraged members of second county assembly to ensure that their work positively impacts on the lives of the people.

Lenku on Tuesday completed nomination of ten county executive committee members giving three slots to women.

The women include Jackline Koin for Education, Esther Somoire (Health) and Caroline Chege (Public Service).

The Governor also chose to pick some of his cabinet from the corporate settling for Michael Semera, who is serving as Equity Bank manager, for county treasury CECM.

Hamilton Parseina who served in the county Land’s Board as the chair is to be vetted for Land’s and Physical planning.

Lenku Seki, former Narok county secretary, and a long serving civil servant will have to convince the assembly on why he should head the Trade, Culture, Tourism and Wildlife docket.

Others include Alex Leshinka for Roads and Public works, Joseph Sankale (Water and Irrigation), Alvin Joseph Kimani (Youth and Sports) and Moses Ole Narok for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Eleven applicants for the County Secretary position will also appear before the assembly’s Committee on Appointments.

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