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More than meets the eye in Kiraitu cabinet shuffle

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An orchestrated move by Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi to reorganize the health services department as well as county public service has not been received well by those affected.

Denson Mbuui

Three chief officers who were caught in the controversial shake-up are Denson Mbuui (trade), Martin Gitije (physical planning and urban development, and Victoria Kimonye (health services). It is rumoured that the removal of Kimonye from health docket was a calculative move, to place the governor’s blue-eyed boy, to control the COVID funds running into millions of shillings. Mbuui is the new chief officer of physical planning and urban development, and was replaced by Martin Gitije.

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Victoria Kimonye

Kimonye was named new chief officer of public health in the department of health services, with Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital CEO, James Mungatia, acting chief officer of medical services in the health services department. While at planning, Gitije is said to have been at was at war with his staff and blamed for enjoying the governor’s protection. He has no experience in handling health-related matters, so it is claimed, with the coronavirus disease taking a toll on the world health order. Joseph Mukundi is to serve the chief executive officer of MTRH in an acting capacity.

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