The Star (Kenya)

Man­dera MCAS de­cline to vet CEC nom­i­nees

E three can­di­dates were to re­place county ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers fired by Governor Ali Roba in back in Fe­bru­ary

- STEPHEN ASTARIKO @ es­tarkenya Crime · Politics

Man­dera Governor Ali Roba on urs­day suf­fered a blow af­ter the county as­sem­bly com­mit­tee on ap­point­ments de­clined to vet three county ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee nom­i­nees, cit­ing a court or­der. is vet­ting was halted af­ter for­mer Trade ex­ec­u­tive Ab­di­aziz Hussein on Au­gust 7 ob­tained an or­der from the Em­ploy­ment and Labour Re­la­tions Court, stop­ping the ex­er­cise.

Hussein was among three ex­ec­u­tives who were sacked by Roba in Fe­bru­ary.

Oth­ers who were fired with Hussein were Jo­hora Abdi (Live­stock) and Gen­der’s Shamsa Mo­hammed. Roba’s nom­i­nees who were to re­place the three are Adan Da­gane Ha­mud (Trade), Nad­hifa Ahmed (Gen­der) and Rahma Ab­dow (Live­stock).


Speaker Adan Khalif said on urs­day that af­ter de­lib­er­a­tions and wide con­sul­ta­tions on the is­sue, the com­mit­tee re­solved to shelve the vet­ting drive un­til the case is heard and de­ter­mined.

“I am in re­ceipt of a court or­der dated Au­gust 7, 2020, is­sued by the Em­ploy­ment and Labour Re­la­tions Court in Nairobi, stop­ping the on­go­ing process of vet­ting and ap­proval of the CEC nom­i­nees,” the let­ter copied to the chair­man com­mit­tee on ap­point­ments read. e let­ter in­di­cated that mem­bers of the pub­lic and the nom­i­nees will be no­ti­fied in case the court mat­ter is con­clu­sively re­solved.

Roba has never com­mented on the is­sue since it was taken to court. He has, how­ever, urged res­i­dents to hold pub­lic ser­vants into ac­count and de­mand ser­vices.

Roba said he is keen to de­liver the prom­ises he made to res­i­dents, warn­ing that he will not hes­i­tate to ‘crack the whip if need be’. “Each one of you, be it a CEC, a chief officer, a di­rec­tor or even a cleaner has his job cut out. You know what is re­quired of you at all time. You should re­main pro­fes­sional and ad­here to set stan­dards,” Roba said.

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