Muite slams appointments
County commissioners who were appointed to head the counties are threat to devolution, a presidential hopeful has said. Safina party presidential hopeful Paul Muite has warned that the positions contravene the devolved government’s idea as stipulated in article 17 of the sixth schedule in the Kenyan constitution.
Speaking at Kilifi, Muite expressed fears that the posting of the county commissioners was a tactic by the government to impose imperialism and control of the counties by the national government. “The county commissioners are supposed to lead the security committee, they are the CEOs of the county, this is not possible, we know the governor who will be elected by the people should take control over the county and not just an officer appointed by an individual,” he said.