A 23 final vote against 21 delivered Finance and Economic planning County Minister Shadrack Sambai straight from the jaws of a censure motion that would have technically dealt a big blow to his proffesional career.
Had it passed, the censure motion ferociously moved by Kapsuswa/Kuinet Ward legislator Rebecca Chepchirchir Magut would have seen the County Assembly pass a vote of no confidence against the County Minister to make him the second to suffer the same fate in the first County Assembly after CE Public Service Management over the controversial sourcing of National Youth Service(NYS) services in the County.
Earlier Sergoit Ward member Moses Kipchumba Barteng had delivered a blow by blow account of the County Executive’s alleged wrongful handling of the county’s finances and urged the members to censure the CE.
Members who were in the forefront opposing the censure motion include Ziwa Ward member Hilary Keter and Megun Ward rep Peter Sugut.
Keter stirred raw emotions as differences played out when he accused some of his colleagues of engaging in witch hunt to settle political scores. He dismissed the censure motion as an evil scheme plotted by detractors of development.
Those who supported the censure motion include Langas Ward rep Francis Muya and his Shauri Moyo counterpart Peter Chomba. Suprisingly all ward reps from Turbo Constituency supported the Censure motion.
Out of the 44 members present during the heated debate, 23 voted against the motion while 21 supported and none abstained from the vote. The motion was punctuated by emotive debate and hostile interjections of points of order that stretched what would have been a normal call for a voice count to determine the outcome to a division.