Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is set to be summoned and grilled by the Senate for operating the county government without a Cabinet.

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A section of the senators have accused the governor of violating the law by failing to appoint County Executive Committee members (CECs).

The chairperson of Senate's Devolution Commitee John Kinyua who doubles up as the senator for Laikipia revealed that the senators are set to discuss the matter and at the same time give Joho a chance to speak out.

“The Senate has picked up the issue and even engaged area Senator Mohammed Faki, who explained the term of the previous the county executive committees had lapsed.We will be meeting next week (this week) to deliberate on the matter and invite the governor to respond,” Kinyua stated.

“Though the law does not expressly state the time limit for replacement, the governor should have nominated other individuals and forwarded the names to the County Assembly for approval,” he added.

Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja, on the other hand, pointed out that the case had not only affected Mombasa County but also other counties in the country.

“There should be security of office to enable appointed officers carry out their mandate. Counties should establish ability for long term contracts of five years to prevent governors from dangling jobs as ‘carrot and stick’,” Sakaja stated.Senate set to summon Joho over lack of CeCs