Ruto Allies Pledge to Thwart Senate Ouster of Kisii Deputy Governor


Ruto Allies Pledge to Thwart Senate Ouster of Kisii Deputy Governor

Kenya Kwanza legislators expressed their support for the embattled Kisii Deputy Governor, Robert Monda, who faced impeachment on Thursday.

The leaders argued that the challenges faced by Kisii County would not be resolved by the impeachment.

Speaking in Nyaribari Chache on Sunday, they cautioned that the ongoing disputes in Kisii could impede development.


National Assembly Chief Whip Slyvanous Osoro, along with MPs Japheth Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North), Zaheer Jhanda, and Woman Rep Dorice Donya, expressed their willingness to support discussions aimed at restoring stability in Kisii.

Osoro emphasized that Dr. Monda’s impeachment appeared to serve the self-interests of certain individuals.

“It is too early to engage in this kind of politics. We might be inclined to different political parties, but we must always remember that we all serve the interests of a larger community; Omogusii,” he said.

The Chief Whip noted that the county was grappling with challenges and cautioned that the impeachment of the deputy governor would exacerbate divisions within the local leadership.

“We are looking into ways to ensure that the impeachment against Dr Monda flops in the Senate. The grounds advanced against him cannot hold any charge. Bribery allegations can better be handled by the police and EACC,” he said.

He asserted that a faction of local leaders has been promoting clan politics, to the detriment of the electorate.

“We are not interested in fighting any leader, but we must ask for accountability and transparency in the use of public resources. Let us not lie to each other, there is a problem in Kisii that can only be solved once some people have lowered their ego and agree to sit at the table to discuss how we empower our people economically,” he said.

Osoro disclosed that the parliamentary leadership from the county has extended an invitation to President William Ruto to participate in laying the foundation stone for the construction of affordable houses and a multi-billion cancer center in Kisii.

“Our discussions with the national government are centred on development. We have lined up several projects on water, roads and energy,” he said.

MP Jhanda warned against encouraging locals to attack leaders for personal gain and political motives.

“We were all elected to advance the interests of our people. We didn’t seek elective seats to fight the poor and personalize offices. Each one of us has a mandate,” he said.

He pledged his support for the impeached deputy governor, stating, “T “There are roles in the Constitution that the Deputy Governor is assigned, discussing his family and private life before the assembly is a waste of time.”

Jhanda urged locals to seize opportunities for employment through the affordable houses and market projects. Woman Rep Donya stated that the events at the county assembly last week only served to create hostility among leaders.

“We have been in office for less than two years, and what is happening in Kisii is a cover-up of the many challenges and leadership gaps we have at the county leadership,” she said.

Addressing the audience in Keumbu market, Nyakundi declared his intention to lead local leaders in discussions aimed at ensuring political stability in the region.

“We are painting a negative image that could keep off investors. We are seeing unprecedented fights in Kisii. We must all agree that there are issues to be solved. The impeachment motion against Monda was not necessary. Our people need services,” he said.

He asserted that Kisii has experienced a low absorption of development funds, resulting in delayed progress.

The leaders, who convened with President Ruto on Saturday evening, expressed their commitment to collaborate and ensure the timely implementation of planned projects.

Monda, addressing the gathering, affirmed his intention to defend himself before the Senate.

“I only request for prayers. We have lost hope as a county, our leaders should come together and end the petty wars we are experiencing,” he said.

On Thursday evening, a total of 53 MCAs voted to impeach the deputy governor, who faces allegations of abuse of office, bribery, and violation of the Constitution.

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Ruto Allies Pledge to Thwart Senate Ouster of Kisii Deputy Governor



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