MP Storms Governor Laboso's Prayer Meeting With Angry Youth

  • Bomet Central Member of Parliament Ronald Tonui led a group of angry youth in storming a prayer meeting organised by Governor Joyce Laboso to celebrate Monday's Supreme Court ruling.

    The incident that took place at the Bomet Stadium was sparked by claims that the Governor had maliciously denied the youth contractual county jobs.

    It would later emerge that Mr Tonui had also arranged for a prayer meeting at the same venue for county workers who have been laid off since Laboso took office.

    [caption caption="Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui leading youth in storming Governor Laboso's meeting"][/caption]

    County Commissioner Erastus Ekidor, further agitated the riled up youth when he declared that the venue had been booked by the Governor and Jubilee Party county chairman Bernard Mutai.

    Mr Ekidor dismissed Tonui and his team alleging that they had not informed the necessary authorities of their intention to hold a meeting at the venue.

    Governor Laboso asserted that the protests were uncalled for seeing that the period stipulated for the contract had already elapsed.

    "Let us respect one another and as leaders, we should always tell the people that contractual jobs are not permanent and when the contracts expire and they are not renewed, we should not incite them that they have been sacked," she urged.

    The first-term Governor went on to declare that she would not be cowed into submission by political detractors with their own agenda.

    She went on to plead with the people of Bomet to allow her to execute her manifesto instead of fighting her.

    Justifying the termination of contracts, Laboso noted that the county's current budgetary allocation for wages stood at 52 percent - approximately Sh220 Million. This percentage, she cited is above the stipulated 35 percent.

    The leaders later held a joint prayer meeting.

    [caption caption="Governor Laboso and other Bomet leaders during prayer meeting after Supreme Court ruling"][/caption]