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By The Coast Reporter

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Civil Society Organizations in Mombasa County want the leader of National Resistance Movement NRM Raila Odinga to offer alternative products for those he called on his supporters to boycott them.

Led by Executive Director of the Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) Phylis Muema also Petitioned Raila to offer proof and factual account of how the alleged companies breached the election rules.

Muema wants Kenyans to be vigilant not to be dragged into war of business that they may not necessarily be part of it.

“If you call on Kenyans to boycott certain products then you must be bold enough to show them which other alternative products available for them to use. More so he must show to Kenyans the facts and figures on how the companies he claims to have been involved in the rigging scam” Muema said

She insisted that the current economic boycott initiated by the opposition will end up maiming the country’s economy which she claims is already at the knees.

“I believe the boycott is not good for the country considering the fact that the economy is already at the knees.” She insisted.

Meanwhile the human rights activist has called on Kenyans to remain patient as they wait for the Supreme Court ruling on the recently concluded fresh presidential polls.

The activist said as civil rights crusaders they have noted Kenyans throughout the country are in the quest for justice and not a mere peace campaign.

“Many Kenyans including the youth, women and religious groups are calling not only peace but the enactment of justice. They are tired of the everyday peace campaign.” Muema said

She added that as CSOs they are concerned in the prevalence of justice and upholding of human rights insisting that its part of their responsibility.

 “As CSOs we are so much concerned with how peace prevails in this country. How human rights are upheld.” The official insisted.

She noted that it is high time Kenyans reconciled due to what she termed as tribal divisions amongst Kenyans.

At the same time, the director accused a section of the religious leaders within the county on claims of aligning themselves to a particular party instead of being neutral.

 “I’m worried by some of the religious leaders. It is the responsibility of these leaders to remain as neutral as possible by providing a guide to the current political stalemate in the country.” She said

The human rights crusader outlined that they have full confidence with all the religious leaders throughout the country as they form an integral part in the reconciliation process.

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By The Coast Reporter

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Taita-Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja has officially unveiled his cabinet after a swearing in ceremony held early this week outside the County Government offices in Wundanyi town.

The governor implored that its upon the seven County Executive Committee (CECs) members sworn by the Wundanyi Senior Principal Magistrate Nicholas Njagi to ensure that efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery was the order of the day.

“I have no doubt that the chosen CECs are the best among the best to tackle the challenges ahead of us. The local community expects much from us and I highly believe that the team is capable of meeting the citizen’s expectations to transform the county into a competitive economy,” he explained.

Governor Samboja vowed his young administration would not condone corruption amongst his new cabinet that is set to embark on its duties with immediate effect.

“Each of one of you will be fully responsible for whatever happens in your departments and shall be held accountable in case things went west.” Cautioned Samboja

“I have promised the electorates that my county administration shall not condone corruption, laxity, incompetence, nepotism among others malpractices that could jeopardize my administration.” Said the governor.

 Present at the function was County Commissioner Kula Hache, Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui, County Assembly Speaker Meshack Maganga and 33 members of the County Assembly.

Among those who took oath of office included Dr Vincent Masawi (Finance), Dr Frank Mwangemi (Health), Daniel Makoko (Education), Getrude shuwe (Trade), Davis Mwangoma (Agriculture), Bigvai Ouma (Youth) and Claries Gombe (Lands).

The deputy Governor H.E Majala Mlagui will serve in the department of Mining, Industrialization, ICT and Special Programs.

At the same time the governor told the CECs that they would be required to submit quarterly reports to his office and to the county assembly or any other time they would be required to do so.

“Your decisions on projects and programmes to be implemented should be informed by their priorities and needs. Each every one of you should strive to ensure that the County Integrated Development Plan is implemented as it captures the needs and the best interests of the citizenry,” Samboja directed the CECS.

On her part, Ms Hache said the county and national governments would continue complimenting each other to serve the people f Kenya better.

The county commissioner promised to continue consulting with the governor for the public good while at the same asking the CECs  to work within the law.

Speaker Maganga praised the new CECs saying they had good presentation and credentials to serve the county residents better.

“The good academic papers, presentation we saw during the vetting process should translate to output in terms of implementation of service delivery to the local community,” the Speaker told the CECs.

Maganga at the same time concurred with the county commissioner that the two arms of the government should continue embracing team work to cultivate synergy

The CECs were appointed after the MCAs adopted the report of the Public Appointment Committee last week on the vetting of the nine nominees presented to the House by Majority Leader Jason Tuja for appointment by the governor to their substantive positions.

The committee said the approved nominees had the requisite abilities, qualifications and experience which qualify them for appointment as CECs by Mr Samboja.

The appointment committee also recommended the disapproval of the two CECs nominees namely Evelyn Shighi Mngoda, the nominee for Public Service and Administration and Engineer Jafferson Wangai, the nominee for Public Works, Housing and Infrastructure.

The committee members said they had reservation on Ms Mngoda performance while deputizing as the chairperson in the County Public Service Board.

On Engineer Wangai, the report said the nominee could not highlight most of the challenges faced the Roads Department in the county.

Meanwhile,  Samboja has nominated a teacher as the County Executive Committee (CEC) member in-charge of Water and irrigation.

Gasper Kabaka Mshighati will replace a Dar es Salaam based water expert Dr Victor Kongo, who withdrew his nomination at the eleventh hour citing personal reasons.

The governor revealed that the nominee’s name had already been forwarded to the County Assembly for vetting and subsequent appointment.

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By The Coast Reporter

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website www.thecoast.co.ke

Taita-Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja has officially unveiled his cabinet after a swearing in ceremony held early this week outside the County Government offices in Wundanyi town.

The governor implored that its upon the seven County Executive Committee (CECs) members sworn by the Wundanyi Senior Principal Magistrate Nicholas Njagi to ensure that efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery was the order of the day.

“I have no doubt that the chosen CECs are the best among the best to tackle the challenges ahead of us. The local community expects much from us and I highly believe that the team is capable of meeting the citizen’s expectations to transform the county into a competitive economy,” he explained.

Governor Samboja vowed his young administration would not condone corruption amongst his new cabinet that is set to embark on its duties with immediate effect.

“Each of one of you will be fully responsible for whatever happens in your departments and shall be held accountable in case things went west.” Cautioned Samboja

“I have promised the electorates that my county administration shall not condone corruption, laxity, incompetence, nepotism among others malpractices that could jeopardize my administration.” Said the governor.

 Present at the function was County Commissioner Kula Hache, Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui, County Assembly Speaker Meshack Maganga and 33 members of the County Assembly.

Among those who took oath of office included Dr Vincent Masawi (Finance), Dr Frank Mwangemi (Health), Daniel Makoko (Education), Getrude shuwe (Trade), Davis Mwangoma (Agriculture), Bigvai Ouma (Youth) and Claries Gombe (Lands).

The deputy Governor H.E Majala Mlagui will serve in the department of Mining, Industrialization, ICT and Special Programs.

At the same time the governor told the CECs that they would be required to submit quarterly reports to his office and to the county assembly or any other time they would be required to do so.

“Your decisions on projects and programmes to be implemented should be informed by their priorities and needs. Each every one of you should strive to ensure that the County Integrated Development Plan is implemented as it captures the needs and the best interests of the citizenry,” Samboja directed the CECS.

On her part, Ms Hache said the county and national governments would continue complimenting each other to serve the people f Kenya better.

The county commissioner promised to continue consulting with the governor for the public good while at the same asking the CECs  to work within the law.

Speaker Maganga praised the new CECs saying they had good presentation and credentials to serve the county residents better.

“The good academic papers, presentation we saw during the vetting process should translate to output in terms of implementation of service delivery to the local community,” the Speaker told the CECs.

Maganga at the same time concurred with the county commissioner that the two arms of the government should continue embracing team work to cultivate synergy

The CECs were appointed after the MCAs adopted the report of the Public Appointment Committee last week on the vetting of the nine nominees presented to the House by Majority Leader Jason Tuja for appointment by the governor to their substantive positions.

The committee said the approved nominees had the requisite abilities, qualifications and experience which qualify them for appointment as CECs by Mr Samboja.

The appointment committee also recommended the disapproval of the two CECs nominees namely Evelyn Shighi Mngoda, the nominee for Public Service and Administration and Engineer Jafferson Wangai, the nominee for Public Works, Housing and Infrastructure.

The committee members said they had reservation on Ms Mngoda performance while deputizing as the chairperson in the County Public Service Board.

On Engineer Wangai, the report said the nominee could not highlight most of the challenges faced the Roads Department in the county.

Meanwhile,  Samboja has nominated a teacher as the County Executive Committee (CEC) member in-charge of Water and irrigation.

Gasper Kabaka Mshighati will replace a Dar es Salaam based water expert Dr Victor Kongo, who withdrew his nomination at the eleventh hour citing personal reasons.

The governor revealed that the nominee’s name had already been forwarded to the County Assembly for vetting and subsequent appointment.

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