Kisumu Governor Prof. Peter Anyang’g Nyong’o has appealed to the Kisumu members of County Assembly to put a stop to the sacking of the County Executive Committee members noting this was on the rise.
The Governor spoke in the wake of plans by the MCAs to sack the county executive member in charge of roads in Kisumu Dr. Joyce Osogo whom they accused of laxity in her work especially in the sprucing of the roads in the county.
Nyong’o said that the executive members ought to have now concerned themselves as a matter of priority with looking into ways of alleviating the many problems bedeviling the residents and further embracing sitting around a table and discussing if there were pertinent issues of concern.
The motion to sack the roads CEC was tabled to the house by the Nyakach West MCA George Ogutu with the governor insisting that was not the only way in which the MCAs can serve the residents.
“Our desire was to serve the residents so I see no need for any pride or selfishness in serving our people so if something is a mess then we sit round a table and solve it and we move forward but if we are just going to be warring can’t we see Raila decided to join hands with Uhuru?
“We should note that each person has their rights and the question that we should always ponder out is how we shall take this country forward?” posed Nyong’o.
Nyong’o reiterated that this country can only move forward if we re-evaluate on the areas and things we need to work on and change and that is why he has kept urging the assembly if something is amiss then they sit down and fix it.
He challenged the MCAs to reflect on what is currently happening in the country especially the tranquility that is prevailing in the country since President Uhuru and Raila decided to work together through the handshake which has also brought a lot of development initiatives in Nyanza and urged the MCA’s to emulate the same.
This is even as the majority leader in Kisumu assembly Kenneth Onyango appeared to be supporting the embattled CECM while agreeing that even though her work has not been fairing on well but stressing that she is still very new in the docket.
“It is the constitutional right of a member to bring any motion so ultimately members will make that important decision but that may be as it is I don’t think impeaching the roads CEC will solve any problems because remember some of the contentious positions were taken before she was appointed,” said Onyango.
Onyango appealed to the MCAs to also consider that the rains have also been rampant since last year saying he doesn’t think impeaching the CEC will provide them with any solutions.