Homa bay Governor Cyprian Awiti has been absent even after the Supreme court upheld his win months ago.
Awiti’s absence has sparked speculations on his ability to run the county with local politicians criticizing its operations.
Senator Moses Kajwang’ and Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma have demanded Mr Awiti’s resignation decrying poor services that the residents have been receiving.
Kaluma is also accusing the governor’s cabinet of corruption.
“The governor should resign for entertaining corrupt ministers in his government. They have not delivered any meaningful services to residents and there is nothing going on in the county,” Kaluma told a local daily
“The governor should resign and we want the national government to take over the county then an election to be held after 90 days. The governor is a total failure and I regret supporting him. Homa Bay is on its death bed and needs urgent measures to be rescued,” he said.
Mr Kaluma denied reports that he plans to run for the top county seat in the 2022 General Election.
Separately, Mr Kajwang’ expressed fears about the competency of Mr Orata, saying he will just “duplicate the bad development record of Mr Awiti.”
Bunge la Wenye Nchi Homa Bay Speaker Walter Opiyo supported the claims by the two MPs, saying they have collected 50,000 signatures as they seek to oust the governor by end of the year.
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