This follows the Governor’s letter to the county assembly dated November 12, submitting County Assembly Speaker David Rotich as his nominee for the appointment of Deputy Governor.
“Pursuant to the Supreme Court Advisory opinion in the matter of re Speaker, County Assembly of Embu (Reference Number 1 of 2015), I hereby forward, for the County Assembly’s approval, the following nominee for the position of Deputy Governor. –David Shadrack Rotich, ID No. 0446747, “ read the letter in part.
The Deputy Governorship post fell vacant following Governor Barchok’s assumption of office after the demise of the late Governor Joyce Laboso in July.
However, the big question is will David Shadrack Rotich Nomination get a green light in the Bomet County Assembly?
Early expectations and advice from leaders pointed the position to a female candidate, with the council of governors proposing it as an honour to the late governor.
“It is the wish and request of the council that you pick a female deputy in honour of the late Governor Laboso, and also to support and push for gender parity in the country,” said the CoG.
Those in speculation were the County Chief of Staff Jayne Sigilai, Laboso’s sister Judy Laboso, former Woman Rep Cecilia Ngetich, former senatorial aspirant Stacy Chepkemoi, and Education Executive Juliana Yegon.