Gusii members of parliament, senators and leading community opinion leaders are scheduled to confront president Uhuru Kenyatta following the sacking of professionals from the community. the Gusii professionals are targeted in the ongoing jubilization of civil service.
There has been wide condemnation of arbitrary sacking of public servants on the basis of tribe and NOT COMPETENCE!
Well, competence may be an alien word to the president whose own 1year report card is embarrassing to the so called jubillants.
The MPs want to appeal to Uhuru to confirm Dr. Simeon Monda who is the acting CEO of Kenyatta National Hospital and assure them that any professional who is serving the public sector is not hounded out of office.
â€œThere is a general feeling among leaders that professionals from the Kisii community are being summarily dismissed from office and thus we decided to petition the president on this matter,â€ Kitutu chache south MP Richard Onyonka told reporters.
Onyonka cited the former CEO of the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Zachary Ayieko and former National Housing Corporation Isaac Mogaka who have since been replaced. Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir failed to renew Ayiekoâ€™s term at the helm of REA while Mogakaâ€™s term at NHC was terminated through the revocation of his appointment to pave way for Sammy Chepkwony last month. He had only served one year of his three-year term having been appointed in late 2012 by former housing minister Soita Shitanda.
The leaders agreed to engage Uhuru to discuss among other issues, development projects for the region. â€œWe are also seeking to discuss with the president the pending development projects initiated by the Kibaki regime such as the upgrading of Suneka airport, construction of a new airport in Nyamira County and the stalled road projects,â€ he added.
It was not immediately clear if the leaders will push for the appointment of Prof Sam Ongeri as a special advisor to the president as he had been promised after the humiliating defeat he suffered in the hands of the sleepy non performing senator Chris Obure.
”With the fast disappearing of presidential advisers it may not be a wise thing to push for” one MP said on a light note.
The community is yet to come to terms with the vanishing of presidential blogger Bosire Bogonko who has remained missing since September 2013. One of the MPs indicated that they may be ask president to intervene to speed up investgation.
Well, Uhuru will have his day with the hot tempered Kisii, lucky enough he is surrounded by the Meru who are equally hot tempered and have great respect for the Gusii community- they think they are ancestral cousins!