WANT CASE OUT OF COURT

Vihiga MCAs want Ottichilo to resolve budget stalemate

Masini tells the governor to stop sympathising with people who don’t value residents of Vihiga.

In Summary

• Former county secretary Francis Ominde and activist James Simekha had filed a petition on the grounds due process was not adhered to in budget-making.

• The court orders stopping the county from implementing the 2021-22 budget approved by the county assembly were issued on July 5.

Nominated MCA, who chairs education at Vihiga county assembly, Violet Bagada and Governor Wilber Ottichilo at Mbale High School on Saturday
Nominated MCA, who chairs education at Vihiga county assembly, Violet Bagada and Governor Wilber Ottichilo at Mbale High School on Saturday
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

Vihiga MCAs have urged Governor Wilber Ottichilo to resolve the budget stalemate that has grounded operations in the county.

Mungoma MCA Ombajo Masini told the governor to stop sympathising with people who don’t value residents of Vihiga.

“We want that budget case out of court before the end of this October. We can't be subjected to unnecessary suffering when you are here," he said.

Masini was speaking at Mbale High School, where Ottichilo was meeting beneficiaries of the governor’s scholarship.

Former county secretary Francis Ominde and activist James Simekha had filed a petition on the grounds due process was not adhered to in budget-making.

“That budget was not well-prepared, there were no minutes from the cabinet, CEC never signed it and that’s what we wanted rectified,”  Simekha had earlier told the Star.

The court orders stopping the county from implementing the 2021-22 budget approved by the county assembly were issued on July 5.