Elgeyo Marakwet MCAs clash over appointment of finance chief officer

Elgeyo Marakwet County Assembly has approved the controversial appointment of the county finance and planning chief officer who had been rejected on claims of integrity.

The MCAs discussed the appointment at a special sitting on Tuesday and adopted a committee report clearing the nominee Jeremiah Changwony Rotich through acclamation.

A seven-member committee of MCAs investigated allegations that Mr Rotich had been suspended by Eldoret Polytechnic, where he taught, on claims of working for another organisation full-time and drawing double salary.

By the time he was nominated as a chief officer, Mr Rotich was a lecturer at Friends College, Kaimosi, where the TSC redeployed him after he served a six-month suspension.