Governor Samboja kicks off drive to dissolve Taita Taveta County

By Kass Online Team
Taita Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja has initiated a signature collection process aimed at seeking the public permission to dissolve the county.
The governor said that he had taken the step following “harassment by Members of County Assembly”.
Samboja, who is serving his second term and the MCAs have been in a tussle over a Sh5.6 billion budget for this 2019/20 financial year, Samboja declining to sign budget estimates presented to him on Friday last week.
“I have today decided, in accordance to the constitution, to call all county residents to petition President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the county of Taita Taveta to give us a fresh start,” said Samboja said while speaking to Journalists in Wundanyi..
According to Samboja, the MCAs slashed the county budget estimates, hence denying county government development.
He said the MCAs claim that there are about 1,600 casual labourers at the county, who are paid Sh270 million annually.
“The casuals the MCAs are talking about are nurses and Early Childhood Education (ECD) teachers. Do they want us to sack the nurses and teachers, whereas we are already experiencing a deficit of over 400 nurses?” posed Samboja.