MCAs urged to enhance oversight role

A section of Homa Bay residents have urged the newly elected 40 members of the County Assembly to make effective changes for development in the county.

The residents, led by Paul Oswago and Nicholas Oburu, said they wanted the MCAs to exercise their oversight role effectively to ensure that they detect any misappropriation of public funds at an early stage.

On his part, Oswago called on the MCAs to overhaul the leadership of the County Assembly starting with the Majority and Minority leaders,Assembly Speaker and the Clerk so as to safeguard public money.

Oswago regretted that if the same people were put in office, then they would mobilize the residents to kick them out of office come 2022.

While Oburu appealed to Governor Cyprian Awiti to sack the County Executive Members who were implicated in mega corruption for the populace to have confidence with his government.

In the last government, public funds were lost in scandals which are still under investigation by the Anti �corruption Commission and we do not want a repeat of the same in the new Assembly, said Oburu.

The Assembly was expected to elect new Speaker with several people showing interest in the seat.

Those eying the seat include former Kabondo Kasipul MP Paddy Ahenda, political commentator Odoyo Owidi, lawyers Humphrey Obach and Dickson Nyawinda, and governor Cyprian Awiti’s Chief of Staff Mr. John Apollo.

Other positions the MCAs were expected to change included those of the clerk, majority and minority leaders.

Source: Kenya News Agency