Pressure mounts on Trans Nzoia Governor Khaemba amid impeachment push


Pressure mounts on Trans Nzoia Governor Khaemba amid impeachment push

Leaders from Trans Nzoia County have expressed their anger and disappointment over what they term as poor leadership by area Governor Patrick Khaemba.

Political leaders in the area including Allan Chesang of Kwanza Constituency, Members of County Assembly Lawrence Mogusu, Erick Wafula, Daniel Kaburu and Bernard Aliang’ana are blaming Governor Khaemba for corruption in the county as well as failed development.

With a section of MCAs threatening to impeach the Governor, they have cited poor roads, stalled development projects as well as poor service delivery as some of the shortcomings of Khaemba’s administration.

“The potholes in town are so deep, they are used as dustbins at night. Trans-Nzoia County for all its potential, continues to lag behind in development and is now a pale shadow of its neighbours/peers, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega,” says Chesang in a statement.

“Your true legacy should have been evidenced in the lives of the people, but you are busy overseeing incompetence, negligence and wanton corruption. Yes the buck stops with you. Because for all the misgivings of your administration, you are yet to fire anyone.”

Governor Khaemba is also accused of failing to take action even as county residents suffer due to poor service delivery at the county referral hospital.

In the meantime, the leaders have also given Governor Khaemba an ultimatum to fire some of the incompetent members of his Cabinet.

“There comes a time when you say enough is enough. The local residents keep blaming us as MCAs for these bad roads yet we are always appealing to the County Public Works department to act. So now we are not taking any reverse gear. We are going to meet as MCAs and draft an impeachment motion,” says one of the MCAs.

“We are tired with Governor Khaemba. Let him start preparing to go home.”

The leaders are also wondering why the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is yet to initiate a probe into the graft concerns in the county.

“The Governor has given us the evidence and now we are going to use the weapon we have and that is to initiate a motion for some people to go home,” they added.

Should the MCAs make good their threats, Governor Khaemba will join a growing list of county bosses facing impeachment motions.

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Story By Edwin Namasaka
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