Governor Natembeya says he will obey NCIC summon

Trans Nzoia County Governor George Natembeya has said he will obey the summon from the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

Speaking in Kitale, Tuesday afternoon, Natembeya said his record speaks for itself.

No matter how hard you try to brand me otherwise, you won’t succeed because my history is known that I neither incite people nor engage in hate speech,” he said.

The county boss further pointed out that people have interpreted his tough-talking personality to mean he is arrogant.

I know some people say Natembeya is arrogant and won’t obey the summon. I want to tell them I will obey all the summons even if it is from a chief or a village elder,” he added.

Answerable to the people

He further stated that he is answerable to the people of Trans Nzoia and not any other person.

In addition, the former Regional Commissioner said he won’t be intimidated by people hetermed busy bodies.

Our Constitution allows counties to run independently. We only cooperate with the national government. The Governor is only answerable to the people and to the law, I’m not answerable to anybody else,” he stated.

On his part, Trans Nzoia Deputy Speaker who is also Matisi ward Member of County Assembly Obed Mwale called on NCIC not to accept to be used to settle political scores.

Trans Nzoia Deputy Speaker and Matisi ward MCA Obed Mwale. Photo/Courtesy
Trans Nzoia Deputy Speaker and Matisi ward MCA Obed Mwale. Photo/Courtesy.

We are surprised that our Governor who is committed towards service delivery has been summoned by NCIC. We are asking Rev. Samuel Kobia and his commission and other independent commissions and Constitutional offices to desist from engaging in politics,” Mwale said.

Moreover, the MCA said Natembeya’s utterances that parts of Trans Nzoia County should not be hived off to create Mt. Elgon County are normal statements without an iota of incitement.

The Governor is expected to appear before NCIC on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, to answer allegations that he threatened members of the Sabaot community.

Natembeya’s Deputy Governor Philomena Kapkory a few weeks ago alleged that she had been threatened by some of the staff attached to the governor threat after she kept quiet on Sabaot community’s quest for their own county.

The Governor and some of his staff have since left some WhatsApp groups that were listed in the NCIC summon.

The said groups are Bunge la Wananchi, Ubuntu Group, Endebess Development Forum, County of Trans Nzoia as well as Facebook Groups.

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