Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha has been dealt a blow after the county assembly rejected two people he nominated to his Cabinet.
The assembly committee that vetted the nominees however endorsed four of them.
Florence Ndung’u who was nominated to head the Agriculture and Water Development docket and Mr Dismas Tolle Mwasambu who was appointed to head the Trade, Tourism and Industrialization docket were rejected.
A report of the Lamu County Assembly Committee on Appointments of the vetting of the CECs members nominees was tabled in the House on Wednesday by Leader of Majority and Mkomani ward MCA Yahya Ahmed Shee.
“On behalf of the committee on appointment, I hereby present the committee’s report on the nominees for appointment as members of the county executive committee. In conducting the vetting process, the committee on appointments examined the nominees against the following criteria, amongst others, in accordance with the Public Appointments (County Assemblies Approval) Act of 2017 which included academic qualifications, employment record, professional affiliations, potential conflict of interest, knowledge of the relevant subject, overall suitability for the position, tax compliance and integrity,” said Mr Yahya.