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July 18, 2018

Kiptis sweeps Baringo House, Pepee Kitambaa's widow in cabinet

Benjamin Cheboi during his meeting with new Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis at Kenya School of Government in Kabarnet town, August 17, 2017. /JOSEPH KANGOGO
Benjamin Cheboi during his meeting with new Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis at Kenya School of Government in Kabarnet town, August 17, 2017. /JOSEPH KANGOGO

The Baringo Governor has finally presented a list of 10 county executive nominees, which includes the widow of slain former Tiaty MP aspirant Pepee Kitambaa.

Stanley Kiptis' list is based on regional balance. It was given to assembly clerk Richard Koech on Thursday after more than 400 applications were reviewed. But it was not debated as the House adjourned for recess until November 2.

Kitambaa's widow, 38-year-old Mary Chebet, was named as executive for county health services. She is the assistant chief nurse at Kenyatta hospital.

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Scala Jepkesei, a 37-year-old accountant from Baringo South, is the candidate for the environment, natural resources, tourism and wildlife docket.

Thomas Nongonop teacher at Kiserian Secondary School, is the nominee for education, sports, culture and social services. The 37-year-old is also from Baringo South.

Maureen Jemutai, 44, who is from Eldama Ravine and a lecturer at Moi University, is the hopeful for the devolution, public service, administration and ICT department.

Clement Lomaringoria, a graduate teacher aged 42 who is from Tiaty, has been nominated for enterprise and cooperative development.

For lands, housing and urban development is 53-year-old Elijah Kipkoros from Baringo North, who is head teacher of RCEA Ng'elel Tarit Secondary School in Eldoret.

Another Moi University lecturer, David Sergon who is 43 years old and from Baringo North, has been listed for the finance and economic planning docket.

His colleague Richard Kipter, 48, from Baringo Central is the candidate for agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

Kabarak University head of computer Science Joel Kibiwot from Mogotio has been named for the water and irrigation department.

Kiptis is from Eldama Ravine while Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony comes from Baringo Central.

Unconfirmed reports indicated the names of people who served in former Governor Benjamin Cheboi's administration were withdrawn at the last minute.

It had been said Richard Koech would remain finance committee member and health services chief officer and  Gideon Toromo the chief officer for livestock and fisheries.

It was also expected that Luka Rotich would retain his position at the roads and infrastructure docket and Job Tomno his post as head of water and irrigation.

Residents are now waiting for names of departmental chief officers. 

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