Members of the Kitui County Assembly have rejected five nominees presented by governor Charity Ngilu to the membership of the Kitui Municipality Board.
The MCAs said most of the nominees are too old and u fit for office.
The five nominees were set to join four others who were vetted and approved by the Assembly on June 28.
The rejected are, Linda Syokau Kimoli, Stanley Muluvi Kiima, Badi Muhsin, Dr Musyimi Mbathi, and Canon Simon Muoko.
Four of the nominees had been interviewed by the County Public Service Board before being forwarded to the Assembly for vetting and approval by Governor Charity Ngilu.
In the previous vetting by the house, one nominee, Charity Mutanu Kyunguti was rejected and was to be replaced by Linda Syokau Kimoli.
In a heated debate presided over by the temporary speaker David Thuvi, the MCAs took issue with the list of the nominees and shot it down unanimously.
“This report goes against the spirit and letter of our constitution. It does not reflect regional balance,” said the Kyuso ward representative.
On his part, the House Majority Whip Stephen Musili objected the report saying the list was unconstitutional.
Musili noted that the narrative that the nominees have to come from within the municipality doesn’t hold any waters as the guidelines are clear to the effect that there might be other people from outside the municipality.