Kenya’s new constitution in conflict with the Provincial administration
Posted by African Press International on May 16, 2012
President Mwai Kibaki recently posted 47 “County Commissioners” to the newly constitutionally created Counties. The postings are illegal because in the constitution, there is no such a thing as County Commissioners! Now they call them County commissioners, a back door policy to give jobs to the preferred in the society. Who are they exactly? When we informed them that their position was no more in the new constitution and requested that they be legally amalgamated in the process, they stated clearly that we were the very forces who did not want the new Kenyan constitution.
The District Commissioners and Provincial Commissioners lost their jobs squarely under their own watch and now want Kenyans to create for them new jobs. Majimbo is here Mr. PC and DC. Go home. The new constitution has phased you out. Why should we sympathize with you while you have never sympathized with Kenya.
You have no place in the Kenyan new constitution that you yourself fought for. You actually killed your own jobs and now you want us to recreate it.
Kenyans, under our new constitution, there is no position of County commissioners. Why is this created now. Reject this position because if you accept it, you are simply accepting impunity and more so, you are rejecting the very constitution you voted for and amalgamated.,
By Dr. Barack Otieno Abonyo
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A and M University, 1415 Martin Luther King Dr., Tallahassee Fl, 32304