No CEC nominee had to bribe their way into cabinet

Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Aharub Khatri during the searing in ceremony of the County Executive Members on Tuesday evening./COURTESY

Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Aharub Khatri says the vetting process of the members of the county executive committee (CECM) nominees was a smooth process.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the nominees on Tuesday, Aharub who chaired the committee on appointments said that all the 10 nominees satisfied the committee.

Aharub also noted that no nominee had to bribe their way into the county’s cabinet.

The speaker confidently challenged any nominee who had to part with any amount of money to be cleared to speak out, promising to pay back double the amount.

He claimed there had been instances in some counties, which he did not mention, where CEC nominees had to part with a significant amount of money to be cleared by the respective appointment committees.

County Assembly Speaker Aharub Khatri presenting the report on the vetting exercise of CECs by the Assembly to Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir./COURTESY

However, Aharub wished the newly sworn-in CECs well in their mandate to deliver.

“I wish the team all the best as they settle in their respective offices to deliver to the People of Mombasa under H.E the Governor,” said Khatri on his social media pages.

During the swearing-in ceremony, Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir urged county leaders to put their political differences aside and work together.

“I am proud to announce that Mombasa County now has a fully functional cabinet comprising of able County Executive Committee Members who I believe will bring the Change that Mombasa needs,” said Governor Nassir.