In Summary
  • Though details of the two-hour meeting remain scanty, but the DP is said to have reprimanded the duo for engaging in a public war of words at the expense of serving  the people.

  • Since taking office, the governor and the senator have differed over the management of the affairs in the county.
  • Senator Cherargei has accused Governor Sang of flouting tendering procures in the purchase of 18 Lorries at Sh15 million and hiring of staff from outside the county.

Deputy President William Ruto has moved to reconcile wrangling Nandi County leaders whose rivalry has been threatening service delivery.

The DP on Monday met Governor Stephen Sang and Senator Samson Cherargei in Nairobi.

Though details of the two-hour meeting remain scanty, but the DP is said to have reprimanded the duo for engaging in a war of words instead of serving the people.

CONFIRMED

Photos doing rounds on social media shows the DP seated between Mr Cherargei and Mr Sang, who is seated left of the DP. All the leaders seem to be in a jovial mood.

Yesterday, Senator Cherargei, who has been a thorn in the flesh of Governor Sang’s administration, confirmed that the meeting took place.

“But this will not in any way affect my oversight role. For now, things stand the way they are until the issues we’ve raised are addressed by the county government,” Senator Cherargei told the Nation on phone.

On Sunday, Mr Sang hinted at working with the senator in a bid to boost service delivery to the residents.

OVERSIGHT

“Since President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to work with Nasa leader Raila Odinga, political temperatures in the country have gone down. We as Nandi leaders have also agreed to work together and focus more on development matters affecting the county,” said Mr Sang.

The governor called on members of the county assembly and the senator to play their oversight roles objectively.

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