Rift valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya, has resigned after 25 years of public service to focus on his political ambitions.
The tough talking former regional commissioner will be seeking to succeed the outgoing Trans Nzoia county governor Patrick Khaemba who is serving his second term.
The 50 year old had been criticized by the Ford Kenya Secretary General Chris Wamalwa who is also eyeing the seat for misusing the powers and privileges as a regional commissioner to intimidate his opponents. Others in the race include Trans-Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo, former Agriculture executive Andrew Wanyonyi, businessman Moses Khaoya and Mr Philemon Samoei,Mr Abraham Singoei and Mr Maurice Bisau.
“My rivals have been asking me to remove my official uniform and face them in Trans Nzoia. As from Wednesday, I will hang my boots to teach them about leadership.” He said on Tuesday.
Natembeya is the first civil servant to resign before the February 9th deadline to all civil servants seeking elective positions to resign.
Natembeya is expected to Vie on the newly formed Democratic Alliance Party of Kenya (DAP-K) ticket,a party associated with the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Eugene Wamalwa.
George Natembeya has rose through the ranks to one of the youngest regional commissioners in the country.