by TCD TEAM.
Miambani MCA hon Alex Nganga Is seeking to block Vetting of Governor Dr Julius Makau Malombe’s CECs on What he terms constitutional technicalities or lacuna, The County Diary digital has learnt.
Hon. Alex Nganga (MCA Miambani) on tuesday assembly proceedings stood in pursuant Order No. 41 (2) to move a motion on whether it is illegal or not illegal to vet and approve or otherwise, the Governor Malombe’s nominees to the County Executive Committee even after the Governor sent the names to the County Assembly of Kitui more than 21 days after the MCAs were sworn in.
The Minority leader stated that Governor Malombe breached Section 42 (2) of the County Government Act where the Governor is mandated to constitute the County Executive Committee within 21 days after the swearing-in of the MCAs.
The County assembly speaker hon Kelvin kinengo who is a lawyer by profession will rule on the motion on Wednesday at 2:30pm.
“It will be the first litmus test for the Speaker Hon kinengo as Narc MCAs led by the County Assembly Minority leader Alex Nganga Moves to block Vetting of Governor Malombe’s CECs on constitutional technicalities.
“Speaking to the TCD, Lawyer Charles Mulonzya termed the Motion as Dead on arrival!! the learned counsel said the MCA should have consulted widely.
The assembly itself took forever to constitute its committees hence the Governor’s move to send the list within 21 days after mcas were sworn into office would have been a move in futility.
In case there were such grievous breaches of the legal provisions thereof, the clerk and my learned friend the speaker ought to have written to the governor and expressed such concerns.
The governor’s battery of the legal bench is not so naive to let the governor embarrass himself in such a weighty manner, Mulonzya added.
“My advice to the opposite bench in the house is that they should be careful not to hold the popular government hostage at the expense of the kitui people who are expecting much from their development conscious governor.
These unnecessary attention seeking moves are not only malicious but also unfair to kitui people” Mulonzya added.