ELECTION HEAT

19 Migori officers seeking elective seats to resign by February 9

On January 19, Edward Kabaka, wrote to public servants vying for political position to resign

In Summary
  • The workers’ county union secretary Sylvance Araja said they are in receipt of a letter dated January 19 which  ordered all employees seeking political office to resign on or before February 9.
  • Section 43 of the Elections Act, 2011 calls on any “public officer who intends to contest an election to resign from public office at least six months earlier,”
Migori executive Scholarstica Obiero, county secretary Christopher Rusana and Governor Okoth in a past function
ELECTION HEAT: Migori executive Scholarstica Obiero, county secretary Christopher Rusana and Governor Okoth in a past function
Image: MANUEL ODENY

Migori county government workers have supported resignation calls for employees vying for political offices.

At least 19 civil servants have set their eyes on the general election and have already launched their campaigns.

The workers’ county union secretary Sylvance Araja said they are in receipt of a letter dated January 19 which  ordered all employees seeking political office to resign on or before February 9.

“Service delivery to residents have been hampered by employees who have been using their office to campaign and forcing their juniors to support them, we support the calls to resign,” Sylvance Araja, the county union secretary said.

He was speaking to the press in Migori town on January 23.

On January 19, Edward Kabaka, wrote to public servants vying for political position to resign.

Section 43 of the Elections Act, 2011 calls on any “public officer who intends to contest an election to resign from public office at least six months earlier,”

Late last year, Migori county secretary Christopher Rusana launched his governor bid.

Civil servants who have been active in social and political functions are former Rongo MP Dalmas Otieno who is seeking the governor seat and  NG-CDF board member Edick Anyanga who is yet to declare the seat he will be vying for.

Jared Kopiyo the current chairman Migori County Public Service Board and former Awendo MP has also declared interest to reclaim his seat in the next polls.

Others are Nelson Marwa, PS State Department for Social Protection and David Osiany, CAS Ministry of Industrialisation.

Boaz Okoth the Migori Speaker and five county executives: Rebbeca Maroa, Sheila Gati,  Valentine Ogongo, Kephers Nyamita and Isca Oluoch are also eyeing the polls.

Several directors and chief officers in the county have also been active on campaign trails.