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Two Nyeri’s CECs face uncertain future after being sent on leave

Kahiga said he is not sure what is set to happen to them after the 45 days leave.

In Summary

• The Health and Environment dockets have faced challenges of shortage of drugs in health facilities and demonstrations over poor waste management respectively.

• Kahiga said he is not sure what is set to happen to them after the 45 days leave.

Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga when he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet outside his offices in Nyeri town on Friday
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga when he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet outside his offices in Nyeri town on Friday
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has sent two of his county executives on leave.

The governor added that he was not sure what to do with Rachel Kamau (Health) and Beth Karimi (Environment and Sanitation) after the expiry of the 45 days leave.

Kamau and Karimi's dockets have been facing challenges of shortage of drugs and other medical supplies in health facilities and demonstrations over poor waste management respectively.

“I don’t know (what is set to happen to them after the 45 days leave) because as I have said we are releasing them to recharge and to take a rest,” he said.

This was after he was asked what was in store for the two after the leave period.

Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga when he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet outside his offices in Nyeri town on Friday
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga when he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet outside his offices in Nyeri town on Friday
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Announcing the changes outside his offices in Nyeri town on Friday, Kahiga moved the CEC for Lands and Physical Planning Kwai Wanjaria, a gynaecologist by profession, to the Health docket as Kamau proceeded on leave.

Robert Thuo, the CEC for Finance, will head the Lands docket in an acting capacity while Margaret Macharia of Education will act as the CEC for Public Services, Environment and Sanitation held by Karimi.

“In terms of chief officers, Adan Aden who has been in Trade, Tourism and Cooperatives will move immediately to Health to take over from Newton Wambugu who expressed the need to seek greener pastures elsewhere and has therefore tendered his resignation,” Kahiga said.

Mwangi Kamanja who served as the chief officer for Water and Governor’s office was moved to Gender, Youth and Social Services while George Mwangi who was recently appointed to the Gender and Social Services docket was moved to Trade and Tourism and Cooperatives.

Kahiga said the changes were meant to enhance performance.

 “Further, I promise that in one week or so, we will be asking other officers who have very many pending days in terms of leave to proceed on leave to ensure that they also recharge and they also take a deserved rest,” he said.

Edited by D Tarus