Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dictatorship: Meet Rutto At Your Own Risk, Chiefs & Their Assistant Warned By Bomet Police Boss

Chiefs and their assistants have been warned against attending meetings called by Governor Isaac Rutto without authorizations. Kapkimolwa chief Paul Langat, and assistant chiefs Joseph Koskei (Koibeyon), Samuel Keter (Kiptulwa) and Metgory Rono (Kapkimolwo) face disciplinary actions for attending a meeting at Bomet Governor’s residence.

The four were given seven days to explain why they should be disciplined for gross misconduct in a notice dated June 12. The administrators were among 66 leaders who met at Rutto’s home on June 10. Others in attendance were elders, clergymen, youth, women leaders and school management boards.

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Leaders who attended the meeting faulted the letter from the Bomet police boss equating it to witch hunting. Longisa MCA Stephen Changmorik said that the meeting was consultative in nature that brought leaders and administrators together.
He was quoted by the Star daily as saying:

“For one to face disciplinary action over the same is uncalled for and purely a case of witch-hunting…….."

“Those in the national government should know the two levels for government are serving the same people, we should not be working at cross purposes.”

Bomet Governor’s office said that the chiefs did deserve to face any disciplinary action. Part of the statement read:

“Rutto is not a pedestrian politician. He routinely consults with officers and administrators in the national government including the county commissioner...."

"For a junior officer to be punished for holding consultative meetings with the governor is unwarranted and a clear indication that some senior officers in the national government are still in denial that the counties are here to stay."

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