President William Ruto has come under fire from representatives from the counties of Kisii and Nyamira for failing to create the position of Principal Secretary for the region.
The Gusii Community, which is the fifth largest in the nation, was denied the lucrative position for the first time since independence, according to the 12 legislators who gathered in a Nairobi hotel yesterday.
The lawmakers, led by North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko, the Chairman of the Gusii Parliamentary Caucus, stated that while they appreciated Ezekiel Machogu’s appointment as the Education Cabinet Secretary and the nomination of Gloria Orwoba and Esther Okenyuri as Senators, they felt that it was only a drop in the ocean.
While we are grateful that the President nominated our sisters Gloria Orwoba and Esther Okenyuri for the Cabinet Secretary positions in education and for the nomination of our brother Ezekiel Machogu, Nyamoko expressed disappointment that our community did not receive one of the 51 Principal Secretary positions.
The Gusii Community, which ranks second in terms of economic output and is the fifth largest in terms of population in the nation, according to the North Mugirango MP who spoke on behalf of his 11 colleagues, deserved to receive a fair part of the national cake.
Nyamoko expressed dissatisfaction that our community did not receive one of the 51 Principal Secretary positions, even though we are grateful that the President nominated our brothers Ezekiel Machogu and our sisters Gloria Orwoba for the Cabinet Secretary positions in education.
The North Mugirango MP spoke on behalf of his 11 colleagues and said that the Gusii Community, which ranks second in terms of economic output and is the fifth largest in terms of population in the country, deserved to receive a fair share of the national cake.
Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Alpha Miruka (Bomachoge Chache), Dan Manduku (Nyaribari Masaba), Japheth Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North), and Zaheer Jhanda were among the representatives present at the conference ( Nyaribari Chache).
Other attendees included Irine Mayaka, Charles Onchoke, Steve Mogaka, Innocent Obiri, Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira MP), Innocent Obiri (Bobasi), Charles Onchoke (Bonchari), and Jerusha Momanyi (West Mugirango) (Nominated).
Former Chief Justice David Maraga and Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi spoke on behalf of the Gusii Professionals, who accused the President of seeking retribution on the citizens of Nyamira County.
“The President received more than 200,000 votes from Kisii and Nyamira Counties, yet we have seen him honoring groups that gave him a very little number of votes; this is not at all fair to them.”