Mbeere Community leaders decry segregation in appointment of government officials
Mbeere Leaders in Embu County have decried segregation and abandonment by the National and County governments in the appointment of public service officers.
Speaking at the distribution of emergency food at Iriamurai Primary School in Mbeere South, the leaders remarked that in order to combat marginalization, the Mbeere community should have at least a Cabinet Administrative Secretary or Principal secretary.
The leaders observed that despite the Mbeere Community having its own traditions, customs, and beliefs, there was no representative from that community.
Geoffrey Kiringa, the MP for Mbeere North, noted that the community was one of Kenya’s 42 tribes and as such would have been given a spot among the 51 Principal Secretaries, as each community was required to be represented.
Furthermore, he noted that the appointment would significantly strengthen the marginalized Mbeere Community.
In order to accommodate a Mbeere representative in the National government, he requested that the President create at least three new departments within the currently existing ministries.
Genesio Mugo pointed out that the Mbeere community’s prior appointments only benefited one family, not the community as a whole.
Mbeere South MP Engineer Nebart Muriuki noted that there are qualified people in Mbeere who can fill the position of Principal Secretaries or Chief Administrative secretaries.