Committee concludes vetting of municipal board candidates in Nandi

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One of the candidates being grilled by the Devolution Committee at the County Assembly
One of the candidates being grilled by the Devolution Committee at the County Assembly

The Nandi County Assembly Devolution Committee successfully accomplished the task of vetting the County municipal board candidates. The two-day exercise was finished on Thursday and over ten candidates were vetted and grilled thoroughly by the six-member Devolution Committee led by the chair Hon Elphas Cheruiyot, Chepterwai ward MCA and vice-chair Kipkurui Chepkwony who is the MCA for Tindiret ward.

The candidates vetted included Nandi town administrator Mr. David Sum, Moi University lecturer Dr. Charles Lagat and former Sports Chief Officer Mrs. Emily Sigot amongst others. They were tasked by the Committee to demonstrate their effectiveness as members of the municipal board if given the opportunity.

Majority of the candidates expressed their desire and interest in improving the infrastructure and deal with the problem of housing as it’s a major challenge in Nandi.

Some talked about the spatial planning to bring about the Kapsabet municipality expansion, because of the evident lack of enough spacing, and the idea of underground parking was proposed.

The work of the municipal boards is to oversee the affairs of the municipality, formulate and implement an integrated development plan and develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies and programs among other tasks.

The Devolution Committee said their report concerning the interviews will be ready by next week and will be tabled before the County Assembly for approval or rejection.