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Murang’a county assembly vets nominees for CEC positions

The Murang’a county assembly committee on Appointments on Tuesday held an approval hearing on the suitability of various nominees to the office of County Executive Committee (CEC) member.

The committee led by the speaker of the assembly Joseph Mukuha, clerk Kuria Thuita and leader of the majority Francis Kibe conducted the exercise.

The nominees were required to answer various questions on their competencies and how they will address various issues in their dockets so as to improve service delivery to the residents of Murang’a County.

Those vetted include Faith Wanjiru Njuguna, Education and Technical training, Professor Joseph Kiarie Mwaura, Finance and Economic planning, Pius Njuguna Macharia, Roads, Housing and Infrastructure.

Others were Noah Gachucha Gachanja, Youth affairs, Culture and Social Services, Kirangi Kamau – Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives, Mary Muthoni Magochi, Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural resources, Dr Fredrick Kamondia Mbugua, Health, Dr Winfred Mwangi, Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Paul Kimani Mugo, Trade, Industrialisation and Tourism and James Gatuna for ICT and Public administration.

Murang’a Governor, Irungu Kang’ata had promised to engage professionals to handle various dockets and enable him to deliver on his mandate.

Gachucha the nominee for Youth Affairs, Culture and Social Services who worked in Kang’ata’s office while he was senator had to convince the committee that his appointment was not to just pay off for his loyalty and for being a close associate to the governor.

“I applied for the job just like other people and I got shortlisted so I cannot say being appointed was a favor,” he defended himself.

Mukuha the house speaker ascertained that the committee was confident that the nominees presented to them were the best suited for the jobs among all those who had applied.

“The job of this committee is not to interview but vet the nominees presented to us to ascertain that they are fit to hold the positions,” he said.

By Purity Mugo

 

 

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