MCAs start citizenship investigation on two ‘absentee’ executives - 7 months ago, 12 July 00:00

By: Nikko Tanui

Kericho members of the county assembly are investigating two members of the executive committee to ascertain their nationalities.

The MCAs said they wanted to establish if the two, who were headhunted by Governor Paul Chepkwony, hold dual citizenship.

Mr Chepkwony picked Moses Langat from UK’s Surrey University to head the education, culture and social services department and Geoffrey Ruto, the executive for forestry, environment and disaster management).

Mr Ruto is an environmental specialist who has worked for US military.

The two applied for leave and flew out of the country soon after being sworn in and have missed the launching of several projects under their respective dockets.

Hezron Kipngeno, the county assembly leader of the majority, said the two were being investigated.

“We have launched investigations with a view of establishing Dr Langat and Mr Ruto’s true citizenship status. There are fears that the executive committee members in question hold dual citizenship. ...
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