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Oscar Sudi threatens county commissioner over alleged political stance

Kapseret MP-elect Oscar Sudi has asked Uasin Gishu county commissioner Stephen Kihara to resign over his alleged involvement in politics.

Else, the controversial lawmaker says he will ensure Kihara is removed from office.

“Politics is now over. . . We have forgiven you but we are telling you that with this new government, we will ensure that you have resigned,” said the lawmaker.

Sudi made the remarks during the swearing-in of Uasin Gishu second governor Jonathan Bii.

He claimed the provincial administration was involved to cause division even as the Kenya kwanza coalition preached peaceful coexistence in the country.

Mr Kihara who was present at the event remained seated but looked unhappy with the remarks by the political leaders.

The senior security official was not given chance to address the event.

Outgoing governor Jackson Mandago and Soy MP elect David Kiplagat also took issue with provincial administration, over claims that they meddled with politics.

“As a governor, I had the responsibility to have cohesiveness and peace. We are telling those state officials this should be first and last,” said Mandago, now senator-elect.

During campaigns, Mr Mandago and Mr Kihara traded accusations over the alleged use of chiefs to meddle in elections. Mr Kihara vehemently dismissed the claims.

Barely weeks to the elections, President-elect William Ruto asked senior civil servants to keep off politics.