Seven ministers appointed by Machakos governor Dr.Alfred Mutua have taken their oath to start their work.
The ceremony was presided by Machakos chief Magistrate Alfred Kibiru outside the governor’s office on Monday morning.
Addressing the press after the ceremony governor Mutua urged the ministers to ensure they diligently do their work for the benefit of the residents.
He said that it was time for Machakos residents to be served without distractions and a taskforce needed to be in office.
On friday governor Mutua appointed the seven ministers without the approval of the county assembly.
Mutua had said that the county was lagging behind in development and the assembly was reluctant to pass the names nominated by him.
Mutua claimed that he was acting in accordance with the law.
Sometime back Mutua submitted five names to the assembly for approval.
However Assembly rejected all the five nominees on grounds which, many believe, were largely influenced by political biases than the legal requirements for vetting.
The MCA’s had refused to approve or reject his nominees citing that they will wait until the case at the supreme court is determined.
The governor later held a cabinet sitting with the newly appointed ministers.