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Vihiga governor appoints county chief officers

06 January 2014, 15:57 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Vihiga governor Moses Akaranga has asked the county assembly speaker Daniel Chitwa to convene a special sitting so that chief officers, who were appointed in the various ministries in his government yesterday, can be vetted and start working immediately.

The county assembly is on recess until February when they are supposed to resume the sittings.

Also on his appointments were ten sub-county and deputy sub-county administrators, director of information, communication and technology and a director for human resource.

The governor asked the appointed individuals to dedicate their duty towards the county so as the desirable results can be achieved in due time.

“They have undergone proper vetting process and we are satisfied beyond any reasonable doubt that they meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity. It is upon them now to serve the people wholeheartedly and professionally,” said Akaranga.   

The appointments have been long overdue after the interviews were conducted last year in October and November.

The County Public Service Board chairperson Rebecca Enane said that they were still in the process of recruiting for the other posts with the lists expected to be released this week.

“We are compiling the lists for the ward administrators which will be availed to the general public later in the week. The positions for the village administrators will have to wait a little bit because we are in the process of demarcating some regions,” said Enane.

Among those who have been appointed for the positions of chief officers include: Moses Aguvihidza (Agriculture, livestock, fisheries and co-operatives), Joshua Akolo (County Treasury), Ben Ismael (Gender, Culture, Youths and Sports), Tom Kisia (Industrialisation, Trade and Tourism) and Rhoda Amimo (Education, science and Technology).

Others included Wilberforce Ndula (Transport and Infrastructure), Rose Sudi (Public Service and Administration), Florence Khaguli (Environment, Natural resources and Water), Lucy Ijai Simiyu (Lands, Housing, Urban and Physical Planning) and Andrew Ondego (Health).


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