When the new 2010 constitution came into effect, the county system of administration came into effect also and Wajir county was formed. It is county number 8 among the Kenyan counties and has a population of around 780,000.
The county neighbours Ethiopia and Somalia, Garissa and Mandera in all its borders. however all this factors are not as major as the fact Wajir is county that has a troubled leadership with two governors currently fighting for the seat of governor.
Mohamed abdi who was the county’s former governor was impeached by the county assembly and the senate upheld their decision. The deputy governor Ahmed Ali Muktar was sworn in as the new governor.
In a statement by the new governor, Ahmed is accusing the former governor of vandalising his office and vows to take action against him.
He has vowed to report the act of vandalism to the police and in his statement he urges the police to take the necessary cause of action against the former governor.
below is a statement seen by iconnews.co.ke media team from the governor
in what seems like a never ending battle between the two governors the question the county residents are asking themselves is whether the two should keep on fighting among themselves or join together and fight the poverty and unemployment among their electorate.
As the election year nears all the citizens can do is wait and see how this game will turn out.