September 29th 2017,
By The Editor.
Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo has dropped all county executives who served in Moses Akaranga’s regime and presented a list of new individuals to the assembly for vetting.
The new list was tabled on Thursday evening to allow the county assembly to begin vetting.
Already, some of the executives under the former administration are undergoing lifestyle audit following claims of massive corruption that marred Mr Akaranga’s administration.
Those on the list presented to the assembly are Mr Geoffrey Vukaya, the Chief Executive Officer of Vihiga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who has been nominated for the Trade, Tourism and Industrialisation docket.
A Botswana-based lecturer, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mr Kenneth Keseko will be in charge of Transport and Infrastructure if he is approved by the assembly.
A consultant in project planning, Ms Pamela Kimwele, and another woman, Ms Felistus Okumu, are the on the only women nominated to the region’s Cabinet.
Ms Kimwele is poised to take charge of the powerful docket of Administration and Coordination of County Affairs while Ms Okumu, the principal at Tabani Friends School in Bungoma, may take charge of the Education, Science and Technical docket.
Other nominees are Mr Henry Lumbasio (Physical Planning, Land and Housing), Mr Alfred Indeche (Finance and Economic Planning) and Mr Humfrey Kisia (Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Services).
Also on the list is Professor Justus Inonda (Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources), Dr Amos Kutwa (Health Services) and Mr Paul Jivese (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives).
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