A section of Nairobi County assembly Members have now threatened to impeach governor Mike Mbuvi Sonkos’ Finance CEC Allan Igambi following the delay of their April salaries and controversial recognition of Jacob Ngwele as the county assembly accounting officer.
Appearing before PAC Committee on Tuesday, Igambi failed to explain to members why they have delayed the assembly’s salaries to-date despite tough the times the members and staffs are going through due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has hit the country’s economy.
According to minority leader David Mberia , Igambi will have to bite the bullet himself despite receiving instructions from the Nairobi governor.
‘‘We shall impeach you once we resume ! you are taking directives from the governor and using it to bring an accounting officer of another arm of the government is an illegality.’’ Mberia noted.
‘‘My family are taking ugali as breakfast yet Igambi’s family is enjoying somewhere.. we shall not allow I can promise you that.’’ Rose Kula Kware MCA told the committee.
But according to Igambi his action to bring back Ngwele as the accounting officer which is the cause of the delay was informed by an advisory from the Solicitor General.
‘‘ Yes chair I was directed by the governor to consider the advisory from the SG that advises us that Jacob Ngwele is the clerk following a ruling by labor and relations court.’’ Allan said.
Meanwhile the Mcas have blamed the governor for trying to interfere with the affairs of the assembly despite it being another independent arm.
‘‘Allan and Sonko can not purport to impose a stranger by the name Ngwele in the assembly as a clerk..go tell your boss that assembly is an independent arm and we shall not allow him to use Ngwele to starve members… remember all county documents including your own budget are passed here ….this must stop.’’ Minority Peter Imwatok told the committee.
Ngwele was fired by assembly Public Service Board and and a report over the same was adopted by the members.