I’m Like a Shadow Governor, Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro Cries Out

For the five months that Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro has been at the helm after Governor Ferdinand Waititu was arraigned for graft, suspended and later impeached, he confesses that he has not done much.

Nyoro, who took over the county leadership with zeal and determination ready to fulfil the promises he and Waititu made during the 2017 election campaigns, feels frustrated.

Moments after taking charge, the DG painfully learnt that as the interim governor, he had little to offer.

“A deputy governor acting in the position of a governor has nothing much to offer. I’ve established this during my stay in that position for close to half-a-year,” Nyoro lamented.

In an exclusive interview with Inooro TV, the technocrat-turned-politician, said the that Constitution is silent on how the deputy governor should operate should he step in should his boss be suspended.

“Looking at the Constitution, our work is not clearly defined as in a case like mine and few other colleagues. We are so limited.

“There are vital documents I can’t sign. I’m not allowed to fire or hire anybody for the county,” he stated.

The Kiambu County Public Service Board has three members, who the law does not allow to make binding decisions for the county.

“Their number at this juncture cannot work for us. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend anyone for the key body,” he regretted.

Nyoro was also frustrated at poor state of Kiambu hospitals as residents continue to complain about inefficiency and lack of services.

He said since taking over, Kiambu health facilities had lost over 100 nurses, but he could only watch as the crisis worsens.

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Robert Mwangi

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