Governor Doyo reshuffles cabinet to help seek re-election
02 September 2016, 21:07
Nairobi - Isiolo governor Godana Doyo has made changes in his government for the second time since his election in 2013.
Doyo made the changes for County Executives Committee members (CEC) and Chief Officers (COs) in seven Departments.
He said the change was necessitated by his government’s commitment to complete the projects he pledged during 2013 campaigns and also help in seeking re-election next year.
He said the reshuffle takes effect immediately where some officers who were deemed incompetent in their respective dockets were affected.
“We are re-organizing the government so that we can place the officers where they suitably fit and could effectively and efficiently deliver on their mandate. Some are more useful in other departments than the ones they had been occupying,” Doyo said.
Doyo, who was accompanied by County Secretary Ibrahim Wako when he made the announcement, said some departments had been bloated and needed to be split and be served by two chief officers.
Aisha Abdi was moved to Finance as CEC from Health but to still act as Health Executive.
In the reshuffle, COs Wario Boru and Gollo Boru have had their responsibilities withdrawn from Lands and Sports departments respectively and were placed in the governor’s office without any portfolio.
Former Finance CEC Abdullahi Surrow was moved to Water department while Amina Adan Omar was transferred from Water and Environment to head the Lands docket.
Tourism CEC Suleiman Shunu, Patrick Lesengei (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) and Ahmed Shone (Roads and Infrastructure) were retained in their departments.
Maulid Hassan remained as Education and Sports Executive CEC with his Chief Officer Amina Gamadid retained.
Chief Officers Hudson Kinyua and Giro Liban for Trade and Public health, respectively, will now serve in the governor’s office.
Former Health services Patrick Lenawasai was transferred to Tourism and was replaced by Hussein Huka who was the Public Service board secretary.
Doyo said he had merged Lands, settlement and urban development and Water, Environment and Irrigation dockets.
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