Wajir county gets contemporary governor

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Tuesday May perhaps per chance per chance additionally merely 18 2021

Ahmed Ali Muktar

Ahmed Ali Muktar affords his first speech after taking the oath of place of job to became the third governor of Wajir County on May perhaps per chance per chance additionally merely 18, 2021. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NMG

Mr Ahmed Ali Muktar was once on Tuesday sworn in because the third governor of Wajir County after the Senate gazetted the impeachment of weak county boss Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.

The swearing in ceremony took assert on the Wajir County headquarters.

In his first speech after taking oath of place of job, Mr Muktar said he’ll prioritise water, health and training sectors in his administration.

“My pledge of service is premised on objectivity and professionalism. I enchantment to your toughen,” he said.

The contemporary governor additionally pledged to uphold the solidarity of Wajir of us and encourage resolve the health disaster within the county. Healthcare staff had been on strike for the closing one week.

“I’ll meet the health staff this day with a stare of addressing their issues. I’ll desist from nepotism and skewed allocation of property which erodes of us’s self assurance,” he said.

On Monday, 25 senators voted for the governor’s ouster after he was once stumbled on guilty of shocking violation of the Structure.

Two opposed the motion and four abstained.

Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni, who chaired the special committee that investigated the governor, abstained from the vote.

Others who skipped the vote had been senators Ochilo Ayacko, James Orengo and Mutula Kilonzo. Senators Samson Cherargey and Kipchumba Murkomen voted to avoid losing the governor.

“The win elevate out of the vote is that Mr Muhamud has been impeached and he ceases to retain place of job,” Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka dominated after the vote.

A special committee of the Senate, which upheld his impeachment by the Participants of County Meeting (MCA), suggested Mr Mahamud’s casting off from place of job for endangering the health of the of us of Wajir.

The MCAs, through glimpse Hussein Dahir Abdirahman argued the health sector is in depraved condition despite being dispensed a total of Sh2.4 billion since 2018, equivalent to 22 percent of the budget.

Mr Mahamud was once stumbled on guilty of shocking violation of the Structure, County Governments Act, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act and the Public Finance Management Act.

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