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Upbeat Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya hits ground running

Monday, August 29th, 2022 16:35 | By
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya. PHOTO/George Natembeya/Facebook
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya. PHOTO/George Natembeya/Facebook

Newly elected Trans Nzoia County Governor George Natembeya officially resumed office on Monday, August 29, 2022, to start his five-year term.

An upbeat Natembeya checked in his office in Kitale at exactly 7:00 am.

In photos seen by People Daily Digital, Natembeya, who is dressed in a black striped suit, a light-blue shirt and a striped neck-tie, is seen writing in a notebook.

On his background are three flags, two national and one for the county government. On his table is a folded newspaper.

George Natembeya calls for cooperation

Natembeya shared that he believes and hopes that all the workers of the Trans Nzoia County government are going to adhere to the new order.

“I believe and hope all county workers are going to adhere to the freshness ushered in,” Natembeya said in a post on Facebook.

The former Rift Valley regional commissioner further said he expects dedication from all the employees of his government.

“It is worth noting county work is not compulsory hence when given the privilege to serve, we expect utmost dedication. Kazi imeanza, mwananchi mbele mfanyikazi nyuma” he added.

In his speech after assuming office on Thursday, August 25, Natembeya issued two Executive Orders meant to improve service delivery in the devolved unit.

Luka Naibei, a strong supporter of Natembeya, said the governor is setting an example to other county government employees.

“Arriving in his office that early is a pointer that he is ready to serve the people of Trans Nzoia and deliver on his manifesto. Remember he made some promises that Trans Nzoia will be a new county after a hundred days; I feel his two Executive orders are now taking effect,” Naibei said.

His sentiments were echoed by Silas Wafula, a Human Rights defender who said Natembeya is doing everything possible to fulfil the expectations of the people of Trans Nzoia.

“Many people voted for Natembeya because of his clear agenda. The same people have very high expectations; Natembeya has no choice but to work towards fulfilling his promises; checking in at 7:00 am is one of the ways” Wafula said.

Lucky Labista, an IT consultant in Kitale, lauded the move and called on other employees in the county to follow Natembeya’s footsteps.

“He has demonstrated what needs to be done, all the other employees including those working in the county assembly should learn something from their boss,” Labista avered.

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