Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya relocated to the Office of the President a day after he resigned from his post.
Natembeya officially resigned from his public service on Wednesday 12, January in order to venture into politics. During his speech, Namtembeya disclosed that he is going to vie for the gubernatorial seat in Transnzoia County.
He thanked the president, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho for the opportunity and their concordance support during his service.
However, Natembeya did not reveal the party in which he will vie for the seat.
George Natembeya is the first high-ranking official in the government to resign ahead of the February 9 deadline. This is after the court ruled public servants eyeing political seats in the August 9 general election should resign.
More than 20 senior government officials set to follow the suit ahead of the polls.
Being in the public service for 25 years, Natembeya believes that he will use his experience to transform TransNzoia County.
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George Natembeya’s Legacy
During his tenure in the public service, he was authoritative. A trait he learned during former late president Daniel Moi’s regime. He participated in restoring peace when there were insecurities in the Rift Valley.
He would at times disagree with political leaders hence condemning them publicly. In addition, he fought for the rights of children by condemning child labour in the region and among patrol communities.
Rift Valley residents will remember Natembeya in his main role of restoring peace. And especially when he managed to tame hostilities between the Pokot and Marakwet Counties.
Trans-Nzoia Gubernatorial seat.
Other politicians eyeing the Trans-Nzoia seat include Finance Executive Boniface Wanyonyi, Trans-Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo, former Agriculture Executive Andrew Wanyonyi, businessman Moses Khaoya and Philemon Samoei.
Abraham Singoei and Maurice Bisau, both who work in the office of Deputy President William Ruto are also eying to be in the race.