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Governor Ottichilo, speaker Omulele in power struggle – Weekly Citizen



Vihiga governor Wilbur Ottichilo and Assembly speaker Chris Omulele war almost exploded during the vetting of newly appointed county executive committee members.

According to sources, Omulele at one time tried to use friendly MCAs to reject the list.


The governor did not want Omulele elected speaker but Onulele won due to support he got from ANC allied MCAs.

Ottichilo while speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the new CECMs said his executive staff will be subjected to performance contract for efficient service delivery to the residents.

CECMs who were sworn in are Nicholas Kitungulu from Sabatia subcounty to be in charge of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, Joseph Lunani from Kakamega county transport and infrastructure, Ruth Agesa from Vihiga subcounty education and technical vocational training.

Anne Chilande from Luanda subcounty in charge of environment, water, energy and natural resources, Jyrus Amayi in charge of finance and economic planning.

Julius Maruja from Hamisi subcounty representing the Terik the minority subtribe in Vihiga county CECM for physical planning, lands, housing and urban development, Meshack Mulongo from Emuhaya subcounty gender, culture, youth, sports and social services.

Mike Iravo from Hamisi subcounty representing Tiriki community CECM public service and administration.

Vihiga county assembly’s committee on appointment rejected Marcy Lugaliki, the CECM nominee for tourism, commerce and cooperatives after she failed to produce her degree.

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