Bomet County likely to get a Deputy Governor ahead of Nairobi County
August 3, 2019
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.
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
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
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
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
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
inconceivable that Nairobi City County has a vacuum in the office of the deputy
governor until the next elections are held,” Sakaja said.