Nyeri executives sworn in a second time in two months

Thursday November 16 2017

Nyeri executives sworn in.

Mr Robert Thuo takes the oath of office as the Finance and Economic Planning CEC in Nyeri County on November 16, 2017. New governor Mutahi Kahiga retained the County Executive Committee members who were nominated by his predecessor Wahome Gakuru. PHOTO | GRACE GITAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By GRACE GITAU
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Nine County Executive Committee members nominated by the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru were sworn in a second time on Thursday after the new county boss Mutahi Kahiga retained them.

Mr Kahiga was the deputy governor and was sworn in as governor on Monday, following Dr Gakuru’s death on November 7, 2017 after a freak road accident.

RETAINED

The executives had earlier taken oath of office on October 30, 2017 but ceased to hold office on November 7, following Dr Gakuru's death.

Article 179 of the Constitution stipulates that if a vacancy arises in the office of the county governor, the members of the County Executive Committee appointed under clause (2)(b) cease to hold office.

After being sworn in as new governor, Mr Kahiga had the option of retaining them or making fresh appointments.

CORRUPTION

The executives took their oaths of office at the Ethics and Anti-corruption Court in Nyeri County on Thursday morning presided over by Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

Governor Kahiga urged the county executives to shun corruption, warning that those who misuse county resources would be prosecuted.

Speaking moments after the ministers were sworn in, he said they would be held accountable in managing public funds.

“This is the same court we will come back to if we go against the code of ethics. Corruption is a contagious disease. I pray that we will not find ourselves here,” Mr Kahiga said.

LAW

The executives signed and committed to a leadership and integrity code.

Governor Kahiga said the move to legalise their appointments before Dr Gakuru’s burial would ensure they are guided by the law in their duties and actions.

“This process allows them to perform their duties and protects the actions they take in preparing for the burial of Dr Gakuru,” he said.


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