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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Nakuru executive accused of laxity

Nakuru county assembly speaker has accused his executive alleging rampant laxity in the performamce of their duties.
During her official speech at the assembly’s resumption after the last year’s Christmas holidays, Susan Kihika threw a jab at the county governor Kinuthia Mbugua administration claiming it has failed to implement crucial resolutions made by its 75 MCAs.
Asking her county assembly house to put in practice their role on the county executive, Kihika said “implementation of house resolutions in the last year remains a major challenge. A time has now come to invoke provisions of all the relevant existing laws and compel the executive to do that which is required of them”.
Addressing an attentive house, Kihika further reminded the MCAs that a professional relationship between the assembly and executive was supreme for the benefit of the Nakuru residents and the country as a whole adding; “therefore, in the course of your interaction, you should not forget the fact that you play an oversight role over the executive”.
She asked her assembly to be focused and be guided by the constitution and existing statutes at all times.
During the event, the speaker also promised to avail all matters dealt with by the house to the members for action within a fortnight.
“In this regard, I wish to give a directive from my seat that all pending statements and reports of all motions passed in this assembly should be made available within two week. The chairpersons of the respective committees have a task in ensuring that this directive is adhered to without compromise,” she said.