MCAs pile pressure on Mvurya to sack officials

By: FAROUK MWABEGE

Members of the Kwale County Assembly have asked Governor Salim Mvurya to abide by their resolution to sack two officials.

Ndavaya Ward Rep Juma Ngando accused the governor of protecting County Secretary Martin Mwaro and Education Executive Mangale Chiforomodo.

Mr Ngando said the two officials deserve to be sent packing as they had proven to be incompetent.

The officials were also accused of corruption.

“We passed a resolution for the two officials to be sent home. We still want the two to be sacked, failing which the governor will have to go home,” he said.

He spoke at a public rally at the Maasai Grounds in Ukunda on Sunday.

Kinondo Ward Rep Juma Maone said the push for the two officials to go home had created a rift between the MCAs and the county boss.

“The governor is not happy because we want his people to go home,” he said.

Speaker Sammy Ruwa said the differences between the assembly and the executives were over the misuse of resources.

Mr Ruwa denied claims that the MCAs are hardliners, saying they are merely playing their oversight role and will not be shaken.

PROPOSAL OPPOSED

The awarding of bursaries was put on hold by the Controller of Budget over some anomalies, with calls that MCAs should not be members of the team responsible for the cash.

Gombato/Bongwe Ward Rep Omar Boga said there is more to the differences between MCAs and county executives than the bursary issue.

At the same time, a proposal to have Mr Mvurya as the chairman of the ODM in the county has been opposed by some party members.

Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha, who is the current chairman, said the scheme to have the governor in the position will create divisions in the party.

He said if Mr Mvurya wanted the position, he should have contested for it in the just-concluded grassroots elections.

He spoke at the Last Moran Restaurant in Ukunda Monday

SOURCE: DAILY NATION