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Catholic priest resigns five days after taking oath

Edward Korir
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Nyamira Municipality Board members taking oath. [Photo/ GPS]

A Catholic priest resigned from a top job in the County Government of Nyamira, just five days into his new job, reports have emerged.

Father Chrisantos Mainye reportedly resigned both as chairman and member of the newly constituted board of Nyamira Municipality on Tuesday and is said to have formally written to CPSB.

On Monday, Mainye was chosen by fellow board members to be their chair, contrary to wishes of Governor John Nyagarama, who was allegedly pushing for the candidature of Mr Peter Bita.

"I think the priest was concerned with persistent politics over the board. He's disturbed that the governor is persistently interfering with operations of the board contrary to the law.

"More importantly, he's concerned with continued exclusion of Municipality Manager one Jackson Mogusu from meetings in the few days that he's been in office," a source said in confidence.

The resignation came as a shock and until now, no official communication has come either from the board or County Public Service Board which recruited him.

Mr Mogusu is facing rebellion from a section of governor's confidan who feel that he was irregularly appointed to be the pioneer manager of the municipality which will be funded by world bank.

Already, Sh114 million has been disbursed to the municipality thus causing bitter supremacy battles with the governor's team treating Mogusu as an outsider.


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