All Makueni County elected and nominated Members of County Assembly (MCA) participated in a mock swearing-in and orientation exercise at the Assembly ahead of official exercise on Wednesday, September 21.
“We are all gathered here at the assembly with all MCAs to do mock swearing-in and orientation on how to carry themselves and to avoid confusion during the ceremony next week on Wednesday,” said Makueni County Assembly Clerk, Kevin Mutuku, while speaking to media outside Assembly chambers in Wote Town.
Mutuku who led the exercise said the move was to enable about 50 percent of the newly elected MCAs to understand the Assembly procedures and familiarise themselves with the assembly environment.
“We found it important to conduct this exercise because 50 percent of the current MCAs have not been legislators before and need to get orientation on the procedures of the house,” said Mutuku.
He said the exercise will enable the MCAs to understand the protocols, procedures of the house and how they will conduct themselves during their term at the assembly.
Makueni County has a total of 48 MCAs with 30 elected and 18 nominated MCAs. Out of 30 elected MCAs only 11 MCAs retained their seats in the August 9 General Elections.
He added that the leaders will be aligned to their professional competences and experience to help the assembly deliver better.
“We requested them to come with Curriculum Vitae because we know that some of them are professionals and we shall make good of them,” he added.
On his part Kilili/Kalamba ward MCA Francis Mutuku said they are expecting to perform their duties smoothly because majority of his colleagues are from Wiper Party.
By Ronald Rono