Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o is currently walking a tight rope, thanks to the many factors affecting his leadership, some of which are a threat to his stay at the helm of the county.
First in the list is his feud with health workers, who are currently on strike, which might further worsen his relationship with county residents, two years after he came to power.
His development agenda risks suffering a set back as his constituents continue suffering due to lack of health services, which has also increased the number of his critics.
The medics have since accused the county leadership of trying to force them back to work, insisting that they will keep off until their demands are considered.
“We will remain outside until they pay or else we won’t be cowed by anyone,” said Moses Opetu, Chair of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Kisumu Branch.
Also in the list is the battered economy, which has been worsened by the ongoing demolitions of stalls across the city, which will only reduce the amount of revenue.
It had emerged that the county is having it hard collecting revenue despite automating the collection of the same.
The governor is also having fights with the county assembly which recently rejected his Sh10 billion budget proposal twice before passing it before also impeaching his Finance Executive Nelly Achar.
Kisumu Residents' Vice Chairman Audi Ogada has since written to the Senate, seeking to have the county boss summoned over alleged poor leadership.