• Currently, Makhandia is a director at Delta Kenya Ltd. Makhandia comes from Khasoko Ward in Bumula subcounty.
• Rosalia is a manager at the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency.
Two Bungoma chief officers have taken an oath of office in a ceremony presided over by Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
Edward Makhandia (Economic Planning) and Rosalia Masinde (Water) have taken office, bringing the total chief officers to 13.
Makhandia holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Finance) from St Paul’s University. His last job was as a director at Delta Kenya Ltd. Makhandia comes from Khasoko Ward in Bumula subcounty.
Soita holds a Bachelor's degree in Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering from Moi University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Water Engineering) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
She was a manager at the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency. She has also served as project manager for the Catholic Organization of Relief and Aid in South Sudan. Soita comes from Sirisia subcounty.
The two join Denson Barasa (Governor's Office), Carol Masete (Sports), Isaac Aruput (Livestock and Fisheries), Moses Sichei (Environment and Tourism) and Rose Situma (Education and Vocational Training).
Others are Patrick Wandili (Health and Sanitation), Phoebe Buchunju (ICT and Record Management), John Wekesa (Agriculture and Irrigation) and Chrispinus Nyongesa Office of the county secretary.
Governor Wangamati asked the officials to take to their duties with zest, reminding them that the offices they hold are no privilege but a call and responsibility to serve.
He cautioned them against corruption and anything that will undermine their offices and the delivery of his manifesto.
“You are now in office and I expect you to hit the ground running," he said.
"Always remember that you are the chief accounting officers in your respective areas and you must operate within the law," he said, adding that they have the primary responsibility to protect the resources of the people of the county.
Edited by R.Wamochie