Section 21 (5) of the County Government Act stipulates grounds on which the Speaker of the County Assembly should be removed, and states amongst other grounds: A resolution by at least 75% of the assembly members, resignation from office, violation of the constitution, and if the holder exhibits gross misconduct.
The Speaker of the County Assembly of Kisii has been accused of gross misconduct, outright violation of the constitution and therefore it will to the interest of the residents of Kisii to demand that Hon David Kombo resigns from office with immediate effect.
Hon Kombo has exhibited ineptitude in the management of the affairs of the county as evidenced in the recent reports of runaway corruption that has bedeviled the service board, ghost workers and failure to present the financial reports of the county.
In February, at least 42 MCAs wanted to impeach the speaker over irregularly recruitment of county workers and financial impropriety of 16million spent between December 2017 and January 2018.
On Monday, Kisii Women Representative Hon Janet Ongera has castigated the Speaker for muzzling women MCAs in expressing their political viewpoints in the assembly. This is outright violation of the constitution and a clear sign of incompetency on part of the speaker to interpret laws governing the
affairs of the county assembly.
Leaders – whether elected or nominated are free to exercise their constitutional right in voting and debating bills in the house.
Going by the localization of politic in Kisii, the MCAs voted overwhelmingly for Hon Kombo as speaker. Its therefore prudent for the same MCAs to pass a motion of no confidence in the speaker and save face of the county failures to implement meaningful projects. This will also demonstrate that the County Assembly is working independently from the wings of the County Governor.
Its also common knowledge to the residents of Kisii that Hon David Kombo lacks basics skills that are needed to steer the Assembly in passing bills that re pro-citizens. He has failed miserably to interpret the letter and spirit of the law. The speakers has become the monitor lizard of corruption in the county. He must be removed from office pronto.
Elijah Kombo is the Founder and CEO – The Gardener Africa Foundation (The GAF) ‘Enhancing socio-economic mobility through education’