Truth about Governor's 'resignation letter' that has leaked online

Governor speaks on 'resignation letter'

Governor speaking during a presser

Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has addressed speculations that he has resigned after a letter was circulated online.

Tolgos boss denied the claims that he has resigned as alleged in the letter which had the official county government logo and the governor’s official signature.

Our attention has been drawn to a supposed letter of resignation by Governor Alex Tolgos. We hereby dismiss the letter as FAKE NEWS and assure the public that efforts are being made to track the authors and those who forged the governor’s signature,” the statement read.

Crucial leads are already pointing to some individuals who will soon face the law. This is a crime which ought to be punished,” added the statement.

Fake news

The letter had indicated that Mr Tolgos resigned after consulting with members of the county.

Pursuant to Article 182 (2) of the 2010 Constitution, I regret to inform you that I hereby tender my resignation from the seat of governor of Elgeyo Marakwet County,” the letter read in part.

The fake letter comes amid claims that the county is facing a serious financial crisis, which has seen it suspend several operations.

Financial crisis

Tolgos had blamed the financial crisis to underfunding by the national government as he also criticised the formula used by the Commission on Revenue Allocation to allocate funds to counties.

According to Tolgos, the formula was discriminating and disadvantaged some counties.

He advised county staff against using official cars unless it was necessary and called on them not to travel out of the county unless the trips had external funding.

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