Trans Nzoia County Majority Leader Pleads With Kenyans to Move Away from Divisive Politics

Trans Nzoia County Assembly Majority leader Patrick Kisiero

Asked to enumerate the achievements of the Second Assembly where he was chosen as the majority leader, mR Kisiero said the assembly was rated number two countrywide after Garissa County Assembly

By David Musundi

 Trans Nzoia County Assembly Majority leader Patrick Kisiero has told those vying for elective seats in the County that the County needs to’’ move away from divisive politicking during this electioneering period. “Trans Nzoia County assembly ended its sittings yesterday and my word to those aspiring for elective seats is that it’s time to move away from divisive talks during campaigns’’, he said.

 Speaking to The Weekly Vision on Friday in his office at the Assembly, Kisiero asked the electorate to choose credible leaders with proven records free from corruption. Asked to enumerate the achievements of the Second assembly where he was chosen as the majority leader, he said the assembly was rated number two countrywide after Garissa County Assembly.

 ” We were rated number two in terms of legislation, writing of bills, motions, upgrading of nine Urban Centers and building of an ultra-modern assembly Complex’’, he said. He said that the County and the whole Country by extension needs to get rid of bad leadership through elections, but ‘’ we also need to demystify lies, propaganda and ethnic classification as the country readies itself for the 9th August polls. ‘’If we will let things go on the way they are going with politicians polarizing the Country then I’m sorry we will lose all the gains made during the last years of devolution’’, he said.

The Assembly Was Adjourned Indefinitely on Thursday

Last Thursday, Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) added a morning sitting in addition to the regular afternoon sitting in a bid to conclude on priority business. The motion of adjournment was tabled by the Chief Whip Bernard Wambwa on behalf of the Majority leader Patrick Kisiero.  Addressing the outgoing members of the county assembly MCAs, Speaker Joshua Werunga in his closing speech disclosed that the assembly had managed to dispense at least 27 Acts, 7 Bills and passed three regulations. The speaker hailed MCAs for their contributions that led to the Assembly being rated number two out of 47 counties in terms of Acts and Bills legislated on. 

Mr Lupao is expected to usher in the new third Assembly after the August 9 general election. Out of the 39 outgoing MCAs, 3 will be vying for parliamentary seats. David Wangila Kisaka ( Kiminini), Emmanuel Waswa ( Kwanza) and Jeremiah Wakhulia ( Endebes ) while the Speaker Joshua Werunga will be vying for the Trans Nzoia Senate seat

 Mr Werunga said the Assembly was rated by the County Assemblies Forum CAF in the second position. During the same period, the assembly had also tabled 168 questions most of which had received feedback from the executive. The outgoing Majority leader added that the Assembly adopted 46 motions out of which 28 were communicated to the executive for implementation while 18 were returned to committees for further deliberations.  He said the assembly receive several petitions which were processed to the conclusion with one from Kiminini having not been concluded by the time the house was going on an indefinite recess. The speaker hailed the assembly for having approved a record of nine Urban development plans which include Kiminini, Surungai, Chepchoina, Kwanza, Nabiswa and Sirende among others.

All these plans, he added, will go a long way in achieving a planned Trans Nzoia County to expand its designated areas into Town. He said that the Assembly faced a myriad of challenges which included the slow financial flow from the National Exchequer and mentioned 2019 as the year that was marred with a lot of challenges in the delay of the passage of Bills. He also paid tribute to the former Assembly Clerk Ainea Indakwa for propelling the Assembly to greater heights and asked the new Clerk Moses Lupao to emulate him.

 Mr Lupao is expected to usher in the new third Assembly after the August 9 general election. Out of the 39 outgoing MCAs, 3 will be vying for parliamentary seats. David Wangila Kisaka ( Kiminini), Emmanuel Waswa ( Kwanza) and Jeremiah Wakhulia ( Endebes ) while the Speaker Joshua Werunga will be vying for the Trans Nzoia Senate seat.

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