I am in office, resignation letter is fake, says Governor Tolgos
SEE ALSO :Widow of ward rep wins seatThe letter was addressed to the Speaker of the Elgeyo Marakwet County Assembly Philemon Sabulei, notifying the speaker of a decision of the Governor to relinquish his seat due to frustrations by the national government. “Pursuant to Article 182 (2) of the 2010 constitution, I regret to inform you that I hereby tender my resignation from the seat of the Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet,” the purported resignation letter reads. The alleged resignation quoted Mr Tolgos as saying that he had taken the move to resign after wide consultations with his family members, doctors and political supporters. According to the letter, the county boss cites move by the national government to classify the county as hardship area, causing employees to be entitled to a Sh13,000 hardship allowance, and leaving very little funds for development. It also cites, as reasons for resigning, unfavourable formula by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) as well as threats to his life by unknown people.
SEE ALSO :NLC told to end land rows in region“My health has also greatly deteriorated and my doctors have advised me that with the current pressure that I face every day, I must take a break from public life,” it read. A brief statement from the Governor Tolgos’ office said the matter had been reported to security agencies and that investigations had been launched. Mr Tolgos said: “Our attention has been drawn to a supposed letter of resignation. We hereby dismiss the letter as fake news and assure the public that efforts are being made to track the authors and the culprit who forged the Governor's signature.” The statement said crucial leads in the investigations are pointing to some individuals. Elgeyo Marakwet police commander Kennedy Kimani said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations officers are tracking the author of the letter.
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