By Abdiweli Aden.
Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has welcomed the transfer of immediate Mandera County Commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo.
Accusing him of failing to maintain teamwork in dealing with the runaway insecurity in the county, Kerrow and Governor Roba together with a host of other local leaders gave Nkoyo sleepless nights calling for his removal on more than one occasion.
Their push finally saw the light of day in a recent shuffle in the country’s security sector announced by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
Nkaissery who stood with Nkoyo all along moved him to Kiambu County in the changes which saw KWS CEO William Kiprono appointed as the new County Commissioner for Mandera.
“After a protracted standoff, the government has finally moved the Mandera County Commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo elsewhere. I would say good riddance! Nkoyo was incompetent & arrogant to the say least”. Kerrow said in a post on his Facebook page.
Kerrow termed Nkoyo’s reign as ‘failed leadership’ because the ‘county suffered numerous terrorist attacks that led to an exodus of upcountry public servants & businessmen’.
“At the height of his poor leadership, he rubbished the terrorist attacks on the person of the governor as mere banditry. If government was committed to true accountability, this man would be anywhere else but not in public service” added Kerrow.
The Mandera Senator said he felt for residents of the county where the administrator was moved to.
He expressed optimism that his successor will work with the county leadership in order to reverse what he terms ‘the collapsed security situation in the county’.