- The nominee is t expected to be sworn into office on Friday.
- Kipchumba said during vetting, Maiyo an engineer by profession showed high level of competence in matters security, health and agriculture.
Youthful Felix Maiyo, 36, has taken over from his father Charles Kipng'ok as Deputy Governor of Baringo.
This is after all 45 MCAs on Thursday unanimously passed a motion to endorse his appointment by Governor Benjamin Cheboi.
“We accepted his appointment to serve the people of Baringo as DG not because he is the son of Kipng’ok but because we vetted him and approved his personal competence to head the position” House majority leader, Lawi Kipchumba said.
The nominee is expected to be sworn into office on Friday.
Kipchumba further said the county assembly is not trying to promote dynasties, but instead uplifting the youth and allowing them space in leadership.
Kipngok, 61, died after developing breathing complications while boarding a Kenya Airways flight to attend the Council of Governors’ induction forum in Mombasa on September 14.
Kipchumba said during vetting, Maiyo an engineer by profession, showed high level of competence in matters security, health and agriculture.
Maiyo appeared before the assembly appointment committee for vetting at Kenya School of Government-Kabarnet on October 24.
Eldama-Ravine MCA Julius Ng’otie supported the motion saying he sees a bright future in Maiyo,
“I can foresee him even growing to become the governor of Baringo in future,” he said.
He lauded Cheboi for identifying the potential in the son of Kipng’ok urging him to allocate his office budget and accord him space to work for the people of Baringo.
“It is a new dawn and hope not only for the youth of Baringo but Kenya at large,” Ng’otie said.
Tirioko MCA Sam Lokales thanked Cheboi for also nominating a youthful batch of executive committees to his administration.
“We hope the same shall also happen for his choice of the chief officers,” he said.
Others who backed the motion are MCAs Henry Kigen(Tenges ward), Clement Lomaring’oria (Silale), Solomon Makal(Kolowa), Simon Kiplagat (Kabartonjo) and David Telieny(Bartabwa).
(Edited by Tabnacha O)