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Monday, 15 September 2014


Nakuru county executive for Lands Rachael Maina is facing impeachment on grounds of alleged stubbornness, non performance and corruption charges among other claims.
The Nakuru assembly has thus found itself on a collision course after its Biashara ward representative Stephen Kuria recently gave notice of a motion for the removal of the county executive for lands.

While giving the notice on the floor of the house, Kuria said that the county’s land executive is incompetent at her work and should be relinquished of the post she holds.
Kuria also claimed that he had met the one third threshold of collecting signatures required to impeach the county executive before tabling the motion of no confidence on her leadership as enshrined in Chapter Six of the constitution.

Nakuru county assembly speaker Susan Kihika is said to have appointed a committee of five MCAs to look into the allegations levelled against Maina and come up with a report of its findings.

Impeccable sources aver that the speaker’s team on the Rachael impeachment initiative is composed of the county MCAs Paul Chebor of Solai ward Peter Nderitu Bahati ward and Jonathan Warothe of Naivasha’s Hell’s Gate ward.
Others in the team are nominated MCA Irene Paul and the Murindati ward representative to the county Monica Gitau.

The embattled executive will know her fate shortly when the special house session looking into the findings of the house team report is expected to have been debated and adopted for her to know her fate.

Speaking to Weekly Citizen, one of the county MCAs said they have been complaining about the lands executive for long time without any change in service delivery in her docket.
“We have in the past complained about her conduct given that she is fond of  accompanying  the governor to his functions rather than use her 26 years experience serving the public and more so, her arrogance,” said an MCA who sought anonymity.

Rachael could be now battling for  the survival of her career at the Nakuru county as almost all MCAs were of the opinion that she should vacate the office.
Kihika confirmed to have formed the team of MCAs to probe the officer with a view to tabling its findings to the house for deliberation.

Efforts to reach Rachael for comment were futile as she declined to answer our phone calls and respond to our text messages.
Elsewhere, Nakuru county executive for health and medical services was sworn in last week after a long wait from the county residents.

This has come after pressure from a civil society group mounted on the Nakuru county’s public service board to fill vacant county governance and administrative positions.
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