Balala risking no confidence vote over ‘Go to hell’ remark

Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala when he told those calling for his resignation to go to hell. A section of legislators have warned that the CS risks a vote of no confidence PHOTO JANET MURIKIRA

Nairobi,KENYA:Tourism and Wildlife cabinet secretary risks a vote of no confidence following his ”go to hell “assertion and deaths of 10 rhinos which were relocated to Tsavo Park.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings NASA members of parliament led by Saboti member of parliament Caleb Amisi said that there is need for Balala to resign following his assertions telling off people who want him resign over the death of 10 rhinos  after they were trans located from Nakuru and Nairobi national parks to Tsavo East national park.

The MPs insisted that the CS has to take responsibility over the death of the failed exercise which resulted into a big  blow in the KWS.

Amis warned that if he fails to tender his resignation letter to the president, the mps will be prompted to fast track  passing of a vote of no confidence against him.

“We implore the president to accept Balala’s resignation without thinking twice .That failure to do so ,we will request parliament to discuss his conduct with a view of passing a vote of no confidence against him.”Amisi said

They also urged the department of criminal investigation to take up the matter of the Rhinos saga  and do independent investigations to ascertain the truth in the matter.

They  too urged the president to appoint a new board of KWS as a matter  of urgency.

“The appointment of the new board should also come with an audit of the entire organization. Areas of weakness in the organization must be addressed immediately, if found, to ensure such menace does not occur.”Amisi said

Earlier today appearing before parliamentary committee on environment  Balala apologized to the nation over remarks he made blasting people who want him resign  over the matter .

Early this week Balala suspended six top KWS officers for what he termed as negligence which led  to the death of the rhinos.