Kericho Governor Mutai Calls For Truce Between Conflicting MCAs

Kericho County Governor Dr. Eric Mutai has implored Kericho Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to initiate dialogue to resolve their issues amicably rather than resorting to physical fights at the Assembly as witnessed last Friday during an ongoing session at the County Assembly.

The Governor who spoke Tuesday morning in a televised broadcast lamented that no single legislation had been advanced at the Kericho County Assembly due to wrangles among the members and urged them to settle down and focus on delivering on their mandate for the best interests of their electorates.

“For me that particular day I did not expect the chaos, I was pushing for the supplementary budget to be approved by the house, because my feeling is that a lot of things need to be done, the Assembly has had wrangles over and over, no single legislation, nothing is happening, and I really wanted the Supplementary budget to go through.” Said Dr. Mutai

“We need to mature our county assemblies more so that they are able to negotiate within themselves and reach a consensus among themselves on who should be a majority leader just like in the Senate and the National Assembly.” Added Dr. Mutai

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has already issued summons through a letter to the Kericho County Assembly Speaker Dr. Patrick Mutai to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee for failing to control the County Assembly during a session on January 13, 2023, leading to chaos, conflict, violence, and commotion.

According to the letter from UDA, the Speaker failed to guide the house in giving effect to the party’s clear directions in the matter and as a result, there arose confusion, confrontation, violence, and commotion in the house as extensively covered and published in the media compromising the party’s interest, dignity, and reputation.

The letter further says that the House Speaker Dr. Mutai is obligated to represent the party’s interests and uphold its values and principles in all of his business dealings, however, he fell short of that obligation