Former Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja has been nominated for consideration as the County Executive.
Samboja, has been nominated to lead the Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change, and National Resources docket.
Taita Taveta County Assembly clerk Gadiel Maganga is now calling for comments from members of the public who may have comments on his appointment to submit to the committee in written form.
“Further pursuant to the provisions of section 7(10) of the Public Appointment (County Assembly Approval) Act 2010, the Committee on Appointments invites interested members of the public to submit any information or comments on the suitability or otherwise of the candidates by written statement on oath with supporting evidence contesting the suitability of the said nominees for appointments to their respective position,” Maganga said.
Samboja who was seeking to retain his gubernatorial seat in the August 9, General Election became second after Mwatate MP Andrew Mwadime.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Mwadime the third governor of Taita-Taveta County after garnering 49,901 votes.
In his concession speech, outgoing governor Granton Samboja asked the residents to embrace the incoming governor and support him to drive the development agenda.
He disclosed that he had already asked the county secretary and other senior county government officials to start the process of handing over to the incoming leadership.
“I congratulate the governor-elect Andrew Mwadime and wish him the best as he takes the county to higher heights. I have directed the county secretary to prepare everything for handing over and accord the new team the support it needs,” said Governor Samboja.
Samboja was seeking to retain the seat on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party ticket which was under the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party whose presidential candidate was Raila Odinga.