The County Assembly will from Tuesday, 14th January begin vetting County Executive Committee Members that were appointed by Governor Alex Tolgos.
This is after Governor Tolgos amended the list to meet the 2/3 gender rule. The list had been initially rejected by the Assembly Speaker Kiplagat Sabulei for failing to meet the gender rule requirement.
Governor Tolgos had only nominated 3 women out of the 12 nominees for the CEC position. However he amended the list,creating an additional docket and nominating a woman for the post to meet the constitutional 1/3 threshold on gender rule.
First to appear before the Assembly Committee on appointment on Tuesday will be Chang’wony Nixon(Finance), Bett Nicholas Kipkemboi(Education and Technical Training), Kotut Loretta Cheptoo(Public Service Management and Administration), Tanui Josphat(Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change), Kimaiyo Geoffrey Kipkemboy(Roads, Public works, Transport and Energy), Kipchumba Mary Jemutai(Health Services) and Kiptum Timothy(Economic Planning).
On Wednesday 15th, January those who will appear for vetting are Kipsang Lorna(Toutism, Culture, Wildlife, Trade and Industry), Josphat Kipchumba Maiyo(Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social services), Kibore Benson(Livestock, Cooperatives and Fisheries), Seronei Edwin Kibet(Agriculture and Irrigation and Sirma Sharon Jepkorir(Health Administration and Project Management).
Chesergon Mark Kipkosgei will be the last to appear before the vetting committee on Thursday, 16th January. He has been nominated to be in charge of the Office of the Governor.
After vetting process, the Assembly Committee will table its report before the House for approval or rejection of nominees before they are sworn in.