Kericho county boss reshuffles his cabinet
30 June 2014, 17:20
Kericho - Kericho county Governor, Professor Paul Chepkwony has conducted a mini reshuffle of the members of his county executive.
Seven members of the cabinet were affected in a move considered by many as intended to rectify the hitches that hit him on his recent attempt to impeach him. In a quick rejoinder, he termed the reshuffle normal.
He noted, "The reshuffle is not based on performance, but moving Committee members where I think they are best suited.”
Ruto Edna (formerly Education, Youth Affairs and Social services County Executive) was moved to Public Service Mangement, Hellen Chepkwony (formerly in Public service management docket) was moved to Education, Youth Affairs and Social services docket.
Gilbert Tuwei, who held the Docket of Information, communication and E- Government, was moved to Water, Energy, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources.
Former Water, Energy, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources CEC, Jolly Kipkurui will now take over Information, Communication and E- Government docket.
Former Trade, Industrialization and Cooperative management CEC, Charles Birech, was moved to Public Works, Roads and Transport Section formerly Headed by Paul Chepkwony, who will take charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries docket.
The reshuffle also saw CEC Philip Mason moved to Trade, Industrialization and Cooperative Management from the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries docket.
Three members of the County Executive Committee, Patrick Mutai (Finance and Economic Planning) Hellen (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Ngeno (Health Services) and Nicholas Ngeno (Lands, Housing and Physical Planning) retained their dockets.
The reshuffle comes barely after 32 MCAs filed for his ouster with 15 other MCAs abstaining ffrom the campaign to remove him from office. He had been accused of gross violation of Public Private Partnership Act (2013), Public Finance Management Act (2012) and Public Procurement and disposal Act (2005). However, the Senate vindicated him.
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