Protesting youth storm Bomet county assembly
SEE ALSO :Bomet County to regulate milk pricesCounty Secretary Evaline Rono had to be whisked out of her office. The protesters camped outside her office demanding she speaks with them. Twenty-six-year-old Godwin Maritim was arrested after investigations linked him to leaking more than 200 letters of appointment. He accused the HR officials of undermining Governor Joyce Laboso's supporters. County Assembly Leader of Majority Josphat Kirui was forced to intervene to secure Maritim's release. Bomet County Jubilee chairman Bernard Mutai had to intervene to calm the protesting youth.
SEE ALSO :Laboso defies NCA on Sh2.4m bridge“Individuals who never played any role are now calling shots and mistreating us,” he said. Another youth, Dominic Rop, said all expectations they had from the current administration had been ruined by selfish individuals. Mutai said there was laxity in the administration's implementation of pre-election pledges. He accused the Bomet MCAs of being asleep on the job, saying they have neglected their oversight role. “We want to see MCAs working and taking up matters before they get out of hand."
SEE ALSO :Woman linked to abortion bid arrestedMutai added that there was an urgent need to appoint a Public Service Board to address unemployment. Embomos MCA Robert Serbai, Robert Langat (Mutarakwa), Alfred Langat (Singorwet), Clara Koech (Kimulot) and Marcela Chepkirui (Nominated) added that there is a need for the county to addree youth's issues. The Singorwet MCA said it is wrong to resort to arrest.
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