Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi has defended his boss Wavinya Ndeti for appointing non-locals as chief officers.
Speaking at Katangi in Yatta sub-county Mwangangi said that Wavinya followed the constitution in the appointments and dismissed those pointing fingers at the governor.
“I have heard some people mostly politicians who were vying against us criticizing us for appointing three chief officers who are non-Kambas,” said Mwangangi.
“The CECs are all Kamba and according to the law, 30 percent of the positions should be given to non-locals and we are aware that the Governor was not elected by Kambas only but every community in the county,” he added.
The Deputy Governor called upon politicians to avoid politicizing everything and focus on development instead.
His sentiments were supported by Katangi ward MCA Felix Ngui who said that the county is a metropolitan county and Wavinya did well by appointment of the three non-kambas.
“It is a way of saying thank you to those people because they voted for her too, all tribes in Machakos need to feel represented,” said Ngui.
There has been an uproar over the appointment of non-locals to head the key dockets in the county. The appointments also had several irregularities and illegalities as pointed out in our previous story. Missed it? check it out below;