• The governor said the duties of the five executives will be performed by the four that were retained.
• He further directed the five executives to hand over by Friday evening and proceed on terminal leave.
Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung'aro has sacked five county executives who served in Amason Kingi's cabinet.
He however retained four others as he reorganised the Kilifi government in readiness for the implementation of his manifesto.
The governor who spoke to journalists in his office on Tuesday said the duties of the five executives will be performed by the four that were retained.
He further directed the five executives to hand over by Friday evening and proceed on terminal leave.
Mung'aro who was sworn in last Thursday, also sacked all chief officers who worked under Kingi.
“Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all those who have assumed new roles. I wish them success and assure them of the necessary support, in the discharge of their duties.
"For those whose terms of contracts have ended, I extend my gratitude for their service and wish them the best in their future endeavours,” he said.
Kingi's cabinet had nine executive members after Samuel Kombe resigned early February, to vie for the Magarini parliamentary seat.
The five executives sacked are Prof Josephat Mwatelah (Roads, Public Works and Transport) and Prof Gabriel Katana (Devolution, Public Service and Disaster Management).
Also, Mwachitu Kiringi (Water, Environment and Natural Resources), Nahida Mohamed (Trade and Tourism) and Luciana Sanzua (Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Forestry).
Those who made it back to the committee are Anisa Omar who is the Gender, Social Services, Culture and Sports executive.
She will hold brief in the departments of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Forestry and Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries.
Charles Dadu has been retained as the Health Services executive.
He was also assigned the departments of Roads, Public Works and Transport and Trade, Tourism and Co-operative Development.
Racheal Musyoki who has served as an executive for 10 years was also retained at the Education and ICT department.
She was also appointed in an acting capacity to the department of Devolution, Public Service and Disaster Management.
Maureen Mwangovya was also retained as the Lands, Energy, Housing and Urban Development executive and will hold brief in the department of Finance and Economic Planning.
Mung’aro also appointed 10 directors to serve as chief officers in their respective departments following the expiry of the terms of the chief officers.
The directors are Elijah Kuta (Roads, Public Works and Transport), Ayore Ongiri (Devolution, Public Service and Disaster Management) and David Mulewa (Health Services).
Others are Wilberforce Mwinga (Finance and Economic Planning), James Thubu (Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Forestry) and John Ziro (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries).
Also, Eric Randu (Lands, Energy, Housing and Urban Development), Shumaa Mwangombe (Gender, Social Services, Culture and Sports), Mary Kabani (Trade, Tourism and Co-operative Development) and Eddystella Nthiiri (Education and ICT).
He also extended the term of the current county secretary Arnlod Jefwa Mkare for six months.
Mkare will also serve as the accounting officer for all the 10 departments.
The governor also fired the county attorney Bibi Fondo and appointed the county solicitor Henry Faraji Chipinde, to serve as the acting attorney.
During his campaigns, Mung'aro accused the office of attorney of planning to swindle county funds through frivolous legal fees.
(Edited by Bilha Makokha)