Assembly Returns Nominees to Governor

Nyandarua County assembly has returned a list of nominees for the positions of County Executives to governor, Francis Kimemia, even as the later spared only one of the former executive committee members.

The assembly sitting on Tuesday afternoon failed to debate on the list of ten nominees, citing lack of background information attached to the names proposed to the assembly.

Only, Peter Kung’u Mbugua, who is the current Health executive, was on a list of names proposed to be CECs and one for County Secretary, presented to the County Assembly on Monday.

According to the Nyandarua County Assembly Approval Act of 2017, notification of nomination shall be accompanied by information on the procedure, used to arrive at the nominee, candidate’s academic credentials, professional training and experience, personal integrity and background among others, Speaker Ndegwa Wahome said.

Wahome noted that the Governor did not submit the documents as required by the law and directed the assembly clerk, Nderi Ndiani to inform the Governor of the requirement, before the commencement of the 21 day exercise of vetting them.

Wahome said the House Business Committee shall upon receipt of the required information on the nominees, conduct approval hearings of the ten � seven men and three women.

Other nominees are Dominic Ngugi Murani, youth, sports and art, V.M. Kariuki, Public administration and ICT, Faith Wanjiru Mbugua, Education, gender, culture and social services, Stephen Mbugua Chege Transport, energy and public works, James Ngadu Karitu agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

Simon Mwangi Ng’ang’a was nominated to serve in the Water, environment, tourism and natural resources docket, Rose Muthoni Wamuya for industrialisation, trade and cooperatives, Lawrence Mukundi for Lands, housing and physical planning while Mary Mugwanja as Finance and Economic Planning executive member.

Hiram Mwangi Kahiro, who the governor has nominated for the County Secretary’s post will be vetted by the Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Public Service once his background information is obtained from the Governor’s office.

Speaker Wahome said the vetting session will be open to the public.

Source: Kenya News Agency