Trans Nzoia MCA presents motion seeking dismissal of Health CEC

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The Trans Nzoia County Assembly
The Trans Nzoia County Assembly

The Trans Nzoia County Assembly resumed its sittings after a long recess and presented a notice of motion calling for the dismissal of Health CEC Christine Tanguli on grounds of gross violation of law and misconduct. The notice of motion was presented in the assembly by Kaplamai ward MCA Elkana Kagunda Manjari Jubilee who sought the assembly through the speaker to form an independent committee and investigate the allegations raised concerning the conduct of Health CEC

Some of the grounds to gross violation allegations were that the Trans Nzoia Health CEC proceeded with transfers of officials within department in the health sector in contravention of the recommendations of the committee that was assigned the duty of looking into the challenges affecting the Ministry of Health which had not finalized its recommendations, withdrawal of cash from the NHIF, withdrawal from the Eldoret’s ECOBANK and recently, withdrawal of Kshs 7 million that was allegedly used to pay contractors against the Public Finance Management Act.

On the incompetence issues, the MCA alleged that Health CEC has failed to avert the nurses strike through her arrogance and incompetence while other Counties embraced dialogue. He noted that the ambulances are not up and running, there is a shortage of drugs in health facilities, not employing nurses despite the County Assembly’s approval among other accusations.

On Abuse of office, the allegations were that the CEC is fond of harassing staff while on duty giving an example of Kaplamai health centre as she visited the facility and harassed staff on duty. He also alleged that she used her office to reward her loyal staff where officers were transferred to positions that are already held by other staff members, among other issues.

The Speaker of the Assembly Joshua Werunga received the notice promising the house to set aside a date for the hearing of the motion however there was an uproar when Saboti MCA David Kapoloman tried to speak after the Speaker with members shouting him down.