Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in Kisii County have pledged to unite to achieve fruitful deliberations in the remaining months before the next general elections in 2022.
Speaking after resuming business this morning, compromise speaker, Amos Onderi, appealed to members to cooperate so that they can deliberate on the pending bills including the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill, public participation and supplementary budget.
The assembly went on recess days after a motion was tabled by a member to impeach the then sitting speaker, David Kombo, in November last year, over alleged misuse of office alongside misappropriation of Covid-19 funds and the MCAs life insurance cover.
This widened the division between those pro and against Kombo leading to adjournment of the assembly late November to allow for reconciliation which Onderi said was presided over by Governor James Ongwae, Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and Woman Rep Janet Ongera,
leading to his appointment as compromise speaker.
Onderi who is also Bokimonge Ward MCA said he was ready to work closely with all members to pick from where the house had stopped to ensure it meets its mandate to serve the electorate without more conflict.
Onderi said the house will also transact any other businesses passed by house committees.
Bosoti Serngera Ward MCA Ibrahim Ombuya said the members were happy with the appointment of the comprise speaker saying it will end the wrangles that had bedeviled the assembly, stalling all house business.
Ombuya said that the house will prioritize roads, health and water issues, among other pending bills, which are of concern to Kisii residents in the remaining 15 months before the next elections.
by Jane Naitore