Bomet County likely to get a Deputy Governor ahead of Nairobi County

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Bomet Deputy Governor is set to be Sworn-in On Thursday next week following the demise of Joyce Laboso, who will be laid to rest today.

Hillary Barchok is set to be sworn-in as the county’s third governor and thereafter, he will name his deputy within 14 days.

From an Act to a Law

Early this year, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen said he will introduce a Bill in the Senate to allow a governor to appoint his deputy should the seat fall vacant.

The bill was passed and in In May, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Act into law, giving strict guidelines on what to do the office of governor and deputy governor fall vacant should.

Who is Barchock?

According to his profile from our sources, Barchok, aged 46, has been described as a specialist in curriculum development.

He has a wealth of experience in the area of science education, having taught in High School and later at Chuka University, where he rose in ranks to the position of Dean School of Education before embarking on his political career.

Bomet DG, Hillary Barchock
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Dr, Edwin Abonyo, the deceased’s husband expressed his gratitude towards the deputy governor noting that he is a diligent and professional leader who ensured the county ran despite Laboso’s absent and further asked him to uphold integrity and professionalism as Joyce held them always in high regard.

Off to Nairobi

Nairobi City is the largest metropolis in the East and Central Africa region with a population of over four million, and has lacked the services of a deputy governor since Igathe resigned.

Senate has summoned Nairobi governor over the lack of a Deputy Governor after a long spell after Igathe resigned. Governor Sonko said, he is still consulting on the best person to appoint as his deputy.

Senator Johnson Sakaja has severally raised concerns over the manner in which Sonko has been running Nairobi affairs, which he said, hampered service delivery.

“It is inconceivable that Nairobi City County has a vacuum in the office of the deputy governor until the next elections are held,” Sakaja said.

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