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Outgoing County Commissioner rubbishes claims over transfer

The Outgoing Nyeri County Commissioner, David Kipkemei (Left) with the incoming Commissioner, Lyford Kibaara addressing the presse in his office in Nyeri town on Tuesday December 17, 2019.
Photo by Mwangi Gaitha/KNA.

The  Outgoing Nyeri County Commissioner, David Kipkemei has denied claims that his transfer from the area was politically instigated following chaos that erupted during a fundraiser graced by Deputy President, William Ruto in Nyeri County a fortnight ago.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday in his office as he welcomed the incoming County Commissioner, Lyford Kibaara from Wajir, Kipkemei said his transfer to Homabay was normal and had nothing to do with what happened two weeks ago as speculated by a section of the media.

Kipkemei  said the county has achieved a lot during his tenure, adding not only him was transferred but some other officers as well.

“My transfer is not a unique one, movements are normal in the civil service,” said Kipkemei.

His transfer comes after several people were arrested following chaos that erupted two weeks ago at a church function at Giakanja, Nyeri County which has seen the Nyeri County Assembly Deputy Speaker, Samuel Kariuki  surrendering to the police on Monday.

Kariuki  was later taken to court where he was charged with four counts of assault and malicious damage to property.

The  Speaker denied the charges and was released on a Sh. 100,000 bond and surety of the same amount or a cash bail of sh. 50,000 until March 26 next year when the case will be mentioned

By  Beth  Ndirangu

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