Members of the Nandi County Assembly have questioned Governor Stephen Sang’s commitment in the fight against corruption that has in the past affacted service delivery in some departments.
This follows a failed impeachment attempt on Economic Planning and Finance County Executive Committee member Alfred Lagat.
A section of MCAs yesterday wondered why the impeachment failed despite a majority of the ward representatives earlier backing a report to investigate the CEC for alleged gross misconduct and incompetence.
They pointed an accusing fingers at the county administration, claiming it was becoming a ‘stumbling block’ in efforts by the Assembly to fight corruption.
They claimed that upon an overwhelming vote of no confidence on Lagat that saw 31 MCAs append their signatures for him to be investigated, some of the ward representatives ‘were intimidated and enticed’ to shoot down an impeachment vote. Lagat survived an impeachment motion last Friday during an Assembly session that continued way past 8pm when the impeachment report was voted out by 25 MCAs against only 11 who supported it.
According to Nandi Hills MCA Gideon Koech, some previously mentioned CECs accused of misappropriation of taxpayers’ money and abuse of office, have surprisingly found their way back to positions that do not necessarily require vetting.