Murang’a deputy boss gets new office

By: ALICE WAITHERA

Murang’a Deputy Governor Gakure Monyo has moved into his new office, a few days after his former office was demolished in what he termed “a move to intimidate me”.

He said relocating to the new office will not hinder him from carrying out his duty.

Gakure spoke on Monday in the new office at the county government headquarters in Murang’a town.

The deputy governor said he was forced to stay away for a week after his office was demolished and converted into a cabinet office on Monday last week.

“Public funds are being misused in the so-called renovations yet I was not informed,” Gakure said.

He urged the Senate to clearly define the role of deputy governors, saying they are left at the mercy of governors.

“The constitution has not clearly defined our role. As of now, our work is only to deputise governors,” Gakure said.

He said lack of clear definition of their roles has created a lot of conflicts between them and governors. “There has emerged a lot of competition between deputy governors and governors,” Gakure said.

“There is a need for the Senate to formulate policies to harmonise the two positions.” He also supported Deputy President William Ruto Sunday’s call for unity among local political leaders.