Malombe breaks silence on alleged scuffle between Kitui Executive and Assembly

Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe has cleared the air on the relationship between the County Executive and County Assembly.

While addressing Kitui residents during Mashujaa Day Celebrations held at the Ithookwe Showground in Kitui Central, the Governor said that there are no differences and dismissed the naysayers who have been advancing lies on social media.

There were claims that 43 members of the County Assembly of Kitui didn’t attend plenary sittings on 17th and 18th October a move that paralyzed the passing of a budget memorandum forwarded by the Governor to the County Assembly.

However, Governor Malombe made it clear that the Memorandum was not part of the order paper of the day.

“There were issues with the Supplementary Budget 1 that the MCAs passed, I reverted it with a memorandum but some people were saying it was supposed to be looked into this week. That is not true, I’m not a liar, the budget was not in the order paper of the two assembly sittings but the Speaker was at my office and informed me that it would be handled next week. So if it will be in the order paper and members fail to attend the plenary sittings you will be on the lookout,” Malombe said.

He added that the County Assembly since he took over as the County Chief have been passing the county budget without issues. He congratulated them for always passing the budget on time saying that the move would streamline government services and development to the people of Kitui.

“They were the first County Assembly to pass the budget in the whole country this year. So we don’t have any problem between the County Assembly and County Executive,” he added.

Governor Malombe during the Mashujaa Celebrations also commissioned 2470 Community Health Promoters (CHPS) drawn from the 247 villages in the county. The CHPs will mainly deal with preventive, promotive, and curative healthcare services at the household level.

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