Wangamati Fires Back at his Predecessor over Sacking of County Employees allegations

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Bungoma county governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati.PHOTO/Myaspirantteam

Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati has fired back at the senate speaker Ken Lusaka following his allegations that he was firing county employees.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with one of the leading local radio station, Wangamati cited sacking of county chief officers as a normal act in any leadership.

Governor Wycliffe Wangamati during an interview with Sulwe FM. PHOTO: Stan Wepundi.

“ There are  those permanent county government employees who cannot be sacked who includes ward administrators, but political appointees who includes county chief officers and ministers can only be retained based on their performance,” Wangamati said.

He however posed accusations against Lusaka for not balancing the distribution of ministries in the county during his reign.

The senate speaker Ken Lusaka with President Kenyatta in a function during the campaign period towards August polls. PHOTO: COURTESY

Wangamati added that he has ensured that every constituency has one county executive committee member apart from Kanduyi, which has two due to its bigger size and population.

Moreover, he cited Lusaka’s allegations as cheap propaganda and called upon him to leave county matters aside and concentrate to the national issues as a senate assembly speaker.

“Lusaka has to leave county matters to me and concentrate to his work at the national government. If he still has some interest in the county government, I call upon him to come back in 2022,” said Wangamati.

It is alleged that Lusaka made the allegations last week on his tour to Bungoma County, where he held several functions among them donating a 2million cheque to Cheng’wali Secondary School for school development.

However, the senate speaker had earlier pledged to work together with the current Bungoma county government to ensure development across the county.

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