Bomet Senator Prof. Wilfred Rotich Lesan has termed the sacking of Bomet Deputy Governor, Stephen Mutai, by his boss Governor Isaac Ruto, was unconstitutional.
He pointed out that the action of the Governor to intimidate and purport to have sacked his Deputy was barbaric and a breach of the Constitution.
Speaking to the press at a Bomet hotel, Prof. Lesan told the ‘sacked’ Deputy Governor to stay put in his office and continue rendering services to the citizenry.
Prof Lesan said the Governor and his Deputy were in office on agreement as running mates in the last General Elections and presented their papers both to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the purpose and they enjoyed equal powers while in office.
He said the process of removing both the Governor and his Deputy was through death, impeachment, incapacitation or insanity, none of which had happened, but not verbally as the Governor did while in attempt to ‘sack’ his Deputy.
Prof Lesan said the process of removal from office starts from the County Assembly to the Senate and the latter looks at the allegations leveled against the parties.
He said the parties are given enough time to defend themselves which was not the case by Governor Ruto.
Mr. Ruto on Monday ‘sacked’ his Deputy Mr. Mutai and ordered Chief of Staff in his Administration Mr. Geoffrey Langat to assume all the duties of the Deputy Governor.
The Governor had at the same time directed the ‘sacked’ Deputy to hand over all the Government documents in his possession.
Mr. Ruto further advised the entire staff in his Administration not to take any instructions from Mr. Mutai.
Mr. Mutai in his rejoinder had termed his boss action as uncalled for as his only sins was that he was in Jubilee party and his boss was ‘Chama Cha Mashinani’ party leader.
He insisted that he was in office legally and would vie for the Bomet gubernatorial seat to wrestle out his boss from power come this general election.