A section of youths in Bungoma County have threatened to take legal action against area MCA’s for interfering with the ongoing recruitment of village administrators officials.
Already the county public service board (CPSB) has advertised for the recruitment of 236 village admins jobs.
Addressing the press in Bungoma town on Monday, the Wanyalipopo youth movement members said that they are tired of MCA’s taking them into circles yet jobless youths are suffering in the region.
Led by their patron Rose Mattere, they claimed that they will storm the county assembly and eject MCAs who are against the recruitment of village administrators.
“MCAs are very corrupt and they want to cut deals in every recruitment exercise, we won’t allow them to derail youths employment,” she said.
Mattere asked MCAs to support the executive so that it can be able to implement some of its development agendas.
Her sentiments were echoed by the movement’s secretary general Pamela Mutoro who said that they are ready to send all MCAs parking in 2022 for interfering with the recruitment exercise of the village admins.
“They are a big let down, they have failed us, if they can’t allow the executive to employ the youths as village admins then they have no business being our grass root leaders,” she said.
Mutoro called on the county assembly public administration committee chairman Okumu Majimbo to allow the recruitment of youths to go on and not being an impediment to it.
“We also want the county assembly speaker Emmanuel Situma and the Clerk to the assembly John Mosongo to whip the MCA’s into supporting the executive development agendas,” she said.
She said that MCAs have played nepotism in the county by employing their children, wives and relatives yet they are blocking the recruitment of qualified youths as village admins.
Another youth Caleb Baraza stated that he will mobilize all youths who have applied for the village admins jobs to storm the assembly.
“We will also storm their homes so that they are able can explain to us why they are interfering with the recruitment exercise, we need educated youths to be employed as village admins,” said Baraza.
He called on MCA’s to stop the corruption mentality and support the executive in implementing its development agendas.
However, Majimbo said that they have no budgetary allocation from the executive to enable them recruit the admins.
“We had summoned the CSPB members to shed light on where they got the budget to enable them to advertise the village admins posts but they didn’t turn up as scheduled,” said Majimbo.