Dennis Onsarigo Quits Job As Chief of Staff Of Nyamira county

Dennis Onsarigo Quits Job As Chief of Staff Of Nyamira county.


Dennis Onsarigo, an investigative journalist, has officially stepped down from his role as the Chief of Staff in Nyamira County.


In a letter, Onsarigo outlined various reasons leading to his decision to resign from the county position.


The former KTN journalist pointed out frustrations and challenges he faced, particularly in attempting to secure an audience with Governor Amos Nyaribo for several months, all to no avail.


Dated January 10, Onsarigo’s letter sheds light on the difficulties he experienced during his tenure with the Nyamira County Government.



 “I joined this administration with a genuine passion for public service and an unwavering belief in your vision for the great Nyamira County. However, over the course of my tenure, I have encountered what would best be described as a deliberate strategy that has imposed itself in the way of service delivery and impeded our ability to fully realize our vision,” Onsarigo said.


“As you may be aware, I made several attempts- more than six times- to seek an audience with you to discuss an elaborate plan on how best the office of the chief staff would function in the execution of your manifesto while supporting other departments in aligning their short and long plans largely drawing their strengths from the mother manifesto. Unfortunately, this did not materialize.”



Onsarigo highlighted that his efforts to spearhead the renovation of the governor’s residence went unrealized. Additionally, he reported on the purported prevalence of corruption within the county.


The investigative journalist also put forward suggestions for the recruitment of essential personnel aimed at enhancing the county’s operational efficiency, but unfortunately, the governor did not implement these proposals.



 “It is difficult for me to adequately express my disappointment in not being able to contribute as significantly as I had hoped to in many other areas with an eye on improved service delivery and the upcoming 2027 elections. The positive changes we aspired to bring about in the office of the Governor would have to be implemented by someone else, unfortunately,” he added.


“Despite the dedication and hard work from our team, it has become clear that the obstacles we face are beyond my immediate control, and my continued presence in this role is regrettably not conducive to the progress we all desire. I expressed my fears to you not once but severally that it will get to a point where I will be viewed as incompetent not because of incompetence’s sake but a regime unwilling to accommodate new and bold ideas and one that is captive to a past riddled with self -engineered setbacks.”


Before his role in Nyamira County, Onsarigo served as an investigative journalist at both The Standard Group and Nation Media Group. He gained prominence for his investigative series, “Case Files.”


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