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Jubilee warned of appointing politicians to cabinet

By - | April 7th 2013

By Eric Wainaina
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has warned President-elect Uhuru
Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto against appointing any politician who
won or lost in the just concluded elections for the position of
Cabinet Secretary.
Kabogo said the government should have a set of new people for the
positions, saying appointing a person who was rejected by the people
would be an injustice to Kenyans.
Speaking at PCEA Thika town, the governor said those who were elected
should stick to their positions.
“I am opposed to the appointment of those politicians who lost or worn
the election as ministers. It’s like asking me to ignore the wish of
Kiambu people and seek the position of a minister,” Kabogo told
journalist after the fundraising function.
He added: “If someone was rejected by electorates in their respective
areas, it means they are nonperformers and not fit for the offices”.
Kabogo said Uhuru and Ruto should not subject Kenyans to unnecessary
by-elections by appointing some of the elected leaders for the
He said there are qualified and competent Kenyans who can hold the
positions other that recycling leaders.
It has been touted that some of elected Governors and Members of
Parliaments will be appointed for the positions.
Kabogo also told off governors who are demanding privileges such as
flags, cars and bodyguards as well as better salary remunerations, saying they
should first get concerned with delivering to their electorates.
“I do not want to start a fight but what am saying is that those
issues are not important, the elections are over and it’s time to work
for the people,” he said over an issue that was raised by governors
during a retreat in Naivasha.
At the same time, Kabogo defended his move for transferring Kiambu
Governor’s office from kiambu to Thika.
Kabogo has been accused of shifting the offices which so Thika
municipal Council staffs evicted.
He said he is not shifting the offices from Kiambu which is gazetted
as the county headquarters, saying he is not evicted any staff.
“Kiambu is, and will remain the headquarters but it is said we will move
the offices to Thika and have some offices in Limuru
because we do not have good offices in Kiambu town and we will
construct them,” he said.


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