Nyeri Governor reorganizes cabinet, sends two CECs on leave

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has made changes to his cabinet and sent two of his executives on 45-days leave.

Health County Executive Committee (CEC) member Dr Rachael Kamau and her County Public Service Management (CPSM) counterpart Ms Beth Karimi were ordered to proceed on the 45-day break.

Lands and Physical Planning CEC Dr Daniel Kwai replaced Dr Kamau at the health docket while Mr Robert Thuo will be the acting CEC at the Lands department.

Education CEC Mrs Margret Macharia was named as the CPSM and Sanitation minister in an acting capacity.

“My officers have worked extremely hard in delivering services to our people and they need rest to re- energize themselves,” Kahiga said while announcing the changes outside his office in Nyeri town.

The changes appeared to have been triggered by the resignation of Health Services chief officer Newton Wambugu who was said to have found greener pastures elsewhere.

“I received his notice of resignation which I accepted and wish him well in his endeavours,” Kahiga said.

The County boss also said there are officers who have accumulated leave days ranging between 80-100 days and will also be granted leave to rest.

Governor Kahiga noted that the county government of Nyeri has been lauded by both internal and external bodies like the World Bank in the implementation of projects such as the Kenya Devolution Support Project (KDSP) and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority.

The county has scooped the first position in KDSP and KCSAP in two years running.

“In a bid to maintain the status and promote enhanced operation efficiency within the county government, such changes are necessary. The functional changes will also make the relevant departments better deliver superlative services to the public,” Kahiga said.

Chief Officers Adan Aden was moved from Trade, Tourism and Cooperatives to Health services in the same capacity while Gender, Youth and Social services CO George Mwangi was moved to Trade Department.

Engineer Mwangi Kamanja, Chief Officer in the governor’s office was taken to the Gender department in the same capacity.

“The changes take effect immediately,” Governor Kahiga said.


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