By Obegi Malack
Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) Kajiado County branch will hold its election on Saturday in ACK Kajiado town.
Those who have expressed interest for chairperson position are incumbent Mercy Wanjohi who is facing strong opposition from Wilson Mancha, the two have been campaigning around the county.
The incumbent has been in office for ten years now and is pushing to retain her position. She holds National Women Representative position in national level.
The contenders attended prayers day for inspectorate officers in Nkaimurunya Ward where they shared their manifestos.
Mancha said the union membership is not growing because of lack of openness and trainings.
“I will push to ensure you the inspectorate officers are armed with guns to work efficiently like some counties,” he said.
The contender also said he will push to ensure the officers allowances are paid on time when they participate in sports activities.
Wanjohi said she will continue fighting for workers’ welfare and maintained that the office is accountable in everything they do.
Kajiado county director of inspectorate Moses ole Birisha said the
inspectorate officers are dedicated in their work and they have contributed to growth of the county.
The prayer meeting was attended by Majority Leader Julius Moipai who urged the officers to support Governor Joseph ole Lenku in fulfilling his promises to electorates.
He said those who will emerge victorious on Saturdays’ elections should ensure that they work hand in hand with the assembly in solving issues facing workers.
Nkaimurunya MCA James Waicha commended the officers for tirelessly working to ensure things run smoothly in towns.
The MCA noted that MCAs have united to ensure Building Bridges Initiative (Constitutional Amendment) Bill 2020 is unanimously passed in the assembly.
He said the BBI promises more funding for county governments and unites residents..
The Bill requires 24 counties to approve it before electorates can be allowed to vote to approve or reject it in a referendum.
The prayers meeting was attended by Nkaimurunya Ward administrator Rebecca Supeyo , revenue supervisor Jonathan Saigilu , security officers among others.