Former member of the East African Legislative Assembly Nancy Abisai has suffered a major political blow after Vihiga county assembly public service and administration committee rejected her nomination to serve in county public service board as member.
The committee approved the names of Frankline Esipira as chairperson county public service board, former Hamisi MP Vincent M’maitsi, Mark Alulu Siro and Catherine Edalia.
M’maitsi is being groomed to be Otichillo’s running mate 2022, while Esipila’s appointment was meant to consolidate the governor’s support in Emuhaya constituency populous clan – Abatongoi. Ottichillo and his deputy Patrick Saisi’s working relationship is on-and-off and the two were recently reconciled by elders.
Esipira has said he will work hard to ensure he has streamlined the county public service board.
The committee led by its chairperson Gladys Analo said they were forced to reject Abisai’s nomination after she failed to defend herself against allegations leveled on her by the petitioner.
The committee was informed that Abisai was facing various cases in court, something that she failed to disclose to the vetting committee as it went against chapter six on the constitution on integrity and leadership.
Analo said during her interview that Abisai never disclosed that she was having court cases.
Analo said a Abisai’s village mate area brought in a petition challenging Abisai’s nomination just after the interviews, something that prompted the committee to look into the petition.
While tabling the report in the assembly, he said the committee recommended the space left by Abisai be filled by disabled person of the female gender.