Machakos Governor, Wavinya Ndeti has sacked the County Executive Committee Member for Education, Philip Mutua Kilonzo from the cabinet.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Governor said she found Kilonzo incapable of effectively discharging his duties in the capacity of County Executive Committee Member.
“I have reviewed his performance and come to the conclusion that it is untenable for him to continue holding office as CEC-M. This decision has been informed by the need to uphold high standards of service delivery to the people of Machakos County,” the statement which we obtained a copy of reads in part.
Kilonzo’s docket was immediately re-assigned to Dr Consolata Mutisya, the CEC-M for Roads, Transport and Public Works.
This leaves the Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works without a substantive CEC-M.
Wavinya’s move to crack the whip on the high-ranking official comes barely a month after executing a cabinet reshuffle that saw several ministers and chief officers moved.
Kilonzo had hardly settled in the Department of Education from that of Lands, Housing, Urban Development and Energy where he was initially appointed.
He becomes the second CEC-M to exit Wavinya’s cabinet after the former Youth, Sports and Gender CEC-M, Onesmus Muasya tendered his resignation to ‘pursue other interests.’
During her recent engagement with residents during public participation forums across the forty Wards, Wavinya pledged to the electorate that she will not hesitate to send home non-performing staff.
“Machakos voters are our bosses and all county government workers including myself are answerable to them. I will not sit and watch as things go wrong. Even if it means somebody going home, so shall it be,” she said.