Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro has made changes in his cabinet following the death of one of his Chief Officers.
In the new changes, the governor has reshuffled his County Executive Committee Members (CECM) and appointed an acting Chief Officer for Fisheries and Blue economy to replace Ms Rehab Karisa who was killed by her house maid a week ago.
“We have put somebody there to hold brief but we shall fill the position later since at the moment we are still mourning the loss of our Chief Officer,” he said in Kilifi.
Mr Herbert George Mwachiro who was environment and solid was moved to tourism and trade and also act as Chief Officer for Fisheries and Blue Economy to replace the deceased.
Raymond Ngala who was the CECM in charge of Tourism, Trade and Corporative Development was moved to Finance and Planning while the former holder Yaya Shosi who will be the CECM Public Service.
Clara Chonga was moved from Early Childhood Education, Vocational Training and ICT to the trade department to Disaster Management and replaced by Franklin Kaingu who was in Public Service Management Devolution and Special Programs and Disaster Management.
The governor also warned contractors and county staff against engaging in corruption activities that affect service delivery.
“My administration has declared an all-out war on contractors who put up shoddy structures resulting in massive losses of public resources. Some of the contractors work in collusion with county staff to frustrate implementation of projects and I hereby direct an audit of all the projects,” he said.
Ends…*Re-assignment of duties to Kilifi County chief officers*
1. Herbert George Mwachiro, from the environment, climate change, and solid waste management to tourism promotion and Acting chief officer for the blue economy*
2. Zamzam Abdurahman Ali, from Devolution and civic education to environment, climate change, and solid waste management*
3. Ms. Christine Mwaka Pekeshe, from Tourism promotion to Devolution and civic education*