MURANG'A: Application forms for County Assembly speaker unavailable
Posted Tuesday, March 19 2013 at 17:35
Applications for Murang’a County Assembly speaker post are yet to be made as the application forms are not available.
According to the area County Assembly Clerk Mr Ndegwa Mbue, the documents are expected to be delivered on Tuesday. He said the delay had been occasioned by the designing of the documents.
Mr Mbue said at least seven people, among them a lawyer and a lecturer have called or visited his office expressing their interest for the job.
The clerk however did not divulge details of the would-be applicants but he said all of them were university graduates.
He said the delay was nothing to worry about as there was still more time for applicants to seek for the post.
“The applications are supposed to be submitted at least two days before the inauguration of the county Assembly which is about a week away so there is still more time,” he said in his office at the former Murang’a Municipal Council hall.
He said with the swearing in of the governors now set for March 28 this year, the applicants had more time and would get the applications forms as soon as they arrive at his office.
Meanwhile nine people had shown interest in speaker’s position for Laikipia County assembly by Tuesday.
The nine had collected nomination from the interim county assembly clerk Mr Jasper Mutuira by Tuesday evening.
He said that those still interested in the position had until 10 o’clock Wednesday to collect the forms from his office at the former Laikipia county council offices.
Some of the potential applicants for the job sent people to collect the forms on their behalf.
“It’s, therefore, still early to say who is in the race for the Speaker as some have opted to send people to collect the forms on their behalf,” Mr Mutuira said.
In Meru county, lobbying for the county assembly speaker’s position in Meru County has began.
Meru based lawyer Joseph Kaberia is among those eyeing the County Assembly speakers seat.
The 43-year-old has been practising law for 16 years.
Another candidate Mrs Charity Muthaura is the only woman who so far shown an interest in the post in the majorly male dominated assembly.
She unsuccessfully vied for the Meru County Women Representative seat on a Kenya National Congress.
Mrs Muthaura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from University of Nairobi.