Kisii Governor Simba Arati engaged in a heated public debate with Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu over the newly appointed Kisii County Commissioner Joseph Kibet.
The two leaders clashed sharply while blaming each other for funding violence in the county during the funeral of slain Kisii National Polytechnic principal Daniel Nyaribo.
The county boss accused Kibet of being biased claiming the administrator has been favouring Kenya Kwanza leaders in the region causing Machogu to engage.
On his part, the education CS accused Arati of misusing the youth in the county to heckle leaders at funerals.
This was after Machogu was heckled while reading a speech by President William Ruto.
“Hii mambo 500/400 inazungushwa ni upumbavu. Tutasimamisha hii ushenzi,” he said before leaving the podium without inviting Arati.
In his address, the county boss told off the CS saying; “Ukiona hii kelele yote, ni wezi ambao tumekanyanga pipe walikua wananyonya. Huyu County commissioner haezi tisha sisi.”
This comes barely weeks after Arati clashed with South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro in an incident that left four people injured.
The incident also follows Arati’s dismissal of a multi-sectoral consultative meeting convened by Machogu to address escalating insecurity in the County that was also intended to reconcile the county boss with South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro.
The governor said he would not attend the meeting at an unknown place, saying that the CS has not embraced him as the duly elected governor.
“I defeated him and President William Ruto appointed him as Cabinet Secretary,” Arati said at Nyansakia Catholic church, Bomachoge Chache Constituency on Saturday during the Silver Jubilee celebration for Sister Mary Margaret graced by Bishop Joseph Mairura.