• Among officers sent on compulsory leave include Ecra chief executive Muriuki, Ecra deputy chief executive Kimuli, revenue officer Jesse Mwangi.
•According to a press release, the move will allow the recently formed task force to conduct a forensic audit on the departments.
Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire has sent top revenue and Embu Level 5 Hospital officials on compulsory leave to allow forensic audit on the two departments hours after a reshuffle of county executives.
In a press statement released on Wednesday evening, Mbarire said she is determined to deliver her 100-day promise to the residents and the move is among the steps she has taken to accomplish her mission.
Mbarire sent six Embu County Revenue Authority (Ecra) officers and one senior officer of the Embu Level 5 Hospital on leave.
Among the officers sent on compulsory leave include Ecra chief executive Henry Muriuki, Ecra deputy chief executive Evelyne Kimuli, revenue officer Jesse Mwangi.
Others revenue officers on leave are Jonathan Kiringa (Runyenjes subcounty), Dorothy Karimi (Mbeere South subounty), John Murithi Mwarire (Manyatta) and Embu Level 5 Hospital CEO Simon Kariuki Nyaga.
According to the statement, the move will allow the recently formed task force by Mbarire to conduct the forensic audit on the Ecra department.
A few hours before, the governor shared a list of reshuffled members of the executive in a move to improve service delivery.
Suleiman Nthiga was moved to Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperative Development from Finance and Economic Planning and replaced by Mercy Munene.
John Mukundi was moved from Health to a Public Service chief officer and was replaced by former Environment executive Nicholas Kunga.
Damiano Muthee was deployed as Finance and Economic Planning chief officer from his previously held office of Agriculture and Cooperatives in the same capacity.
Daniel Mugendi was moved from Embu Level 5 Hospital medical superintendent to CEO and medical superintendent in the same facility.
Eric Njeru will now become Ecra chief executive from the Administration and Devolution office.
"In order to enhance service delivery and smooth operations in Embu county, reshuffle of the senior county officers will take immediate effect," the document reads.
During her inauguration to office, Mbarire said the county suffers from close to Sh2.2 billion pending bills, and promised to conduct a forensic audit to determine its legality.
(edited by Amol Awuor)