About Granton Samboja
Granton Samboja is a kenyan politician from Taita Taveta County. He is an Entrepreneur, Media Mogul, Role Model, Father, Husband and the new Govenor of Taita Taveta County 2017.
Granton Samboja Education Background
Samboja is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus details of his education background are still bizarre.
Granton Samboja Family
The Governor has chosen to remain mum on details concerning his family. Thus not much is known about his immediate family. We will be sure to notify you if any information on his family arises.
Granton Samboja Politics
He was a gubernatorial aspirant in the 2017 general election where he emerged the winner to become the second governor of Taita Taveta.
Granton Samboja Impeachment
Individuals from Taita Taveta County Assembly last night reprimanded Governor Granton Samboja in a sensational heightening of their four-month threats.
All the 30 MCAs present casted a ballot to denounce Samboja in an exceptional sitting met after a Motion by Deputy Majority pioneer Harris Keke.
He turns out to be just the third senator to be arraigned by their separate region gatherings after Embu Governor Martin Wambora and his Kericho partner Paul Chepkwony. Mr Wambora and Prof Chepkwony were, be that as it may, spared by the courts and Senate separately.
The Motion blamed Samboja for gross offense, infringement of the law and maltreatment of office.
Get together Speaker Meshack Maghangha said he would convey the goals to Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka for further activity.
Be that as it may, in a snappy reply, Samboja, through his Director of Communication Dennis Onsarigo, rejected the move by MCAs, demanding that the representative was still in office.
“We watched on the news the purported impeachment of the governor. County assembly has an oversight role to play and has constitutional limits in playing that role. The governor is duly elected and duly in office,” Mr Onsarigo said last evening.
Reasons for Impeachment
Samboja has been at loggerheads with the get together and has driven a different offered to break up the district government through a mark battle in a disagreement about the 2019/2020 spending plan. Their battle began after the representative wouldn’t sign the financial limit wherein MCAs apportioned themselves Sh833 million for their wards.
The representative has ignored endeavors by the congregation and lawmakers, including Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to accommodate them. Samboja additionally held prominent gatherings with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Opposition pioneer Raila Odinga and Wiper Party’s Kalonzo Musyoka.
Yesterday’s Motion was postponed by Deputy Majority Leader Haris Keke in a session led by Speaker Meshack Maganga, making way for the senator’s reprimand. The Speaker supported the Motion after it met the necessary limit of 66% of the House. A complete 25 MCAs had marked the appeal to expel the representative from office.
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The reprimand Motion comes after the senator pulled back his intervention group led by ACK Diocese’s Bishop Liverson Mng’onda over the MCAs’ dangers to arraign five district officials.
Last Friday, the Executive left the intervention converses with dissent the dangers to indict the CEC individuals.
In his Motion, Mr Keke guaranteed Samboja had neglected to submit to the district gathering a yearly report on the execution status of the area arrangements and plans as required by Section 30 (2) (J) of the County Government Act, 2012.
“The governor has never submitted an annual report on the implementation status of the county policies and plans as prescribed by law, thus making it difficult and almost impossible for the assembly to keep track of development agenda and service delivery in the county.
This failure has equally denied the county a common direction towards service delivery and programmes implementation in the quest to deliver the development agenda of the people of this great county since the county government achievements and aspirations cannot be ascertained,” read the Motion seen by The Standard.
“This has resulted in lack of accountability by the county executive committee members to the governor, which has led to lack of accountability framework in service delivery and non-implementation of key projects in the county, as well as non-compliant of projects that have been initiated,” read the Motion.Keke, the Rong’e Juu Ward Representative, alleged that the governor had refused to act in accordance with the law, which is a ground for impeachment under Article 18 (10 (A) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
As per the ODM official, the representative had neglected to transmit statutory conclusions to the applicable foundations, including the Kenya Revenue Authority, NHIF and NSSF, in spite of the Income Tax Act Cap 470, the National Hospital Insurance Fund Act Cap 255 and the National Social Security Act Cap 258 in the laws of Kenya.
“The senator has consistently and for a while neglected to guarantee statutory reasonings from the workers’ pay rates are dispatched to significant records.
The representative, being the CEO, has therefore neglected to guarantee the Finance division executes the necessary month to month settlements upon finding for consistence,” the Motion read.