KENYA: MINISTRY TRANSFERS OVER 80 CHIEF OFFICERS IN A MAJOR SHAKE UP TO ENSURE SERVICE DELIVERY BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

By Dickens Wasonga.

The ministry of local government has effected a major reshuffle that saw close to 80 town clerks and other chief officers transferred.

The transfers effected by the newly created ministerial posting committee largely affected Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions.

In Nyanza, the changes saw Kisumu municipal Town clerk Daniel Ole Nkere moved to Bomet county council in the same capacity.

Ole Nkere who has been in Kisumu for three years was replaced by Christopher Rosana who until last week was the Kehancha Town Clerk.

The new Kehancha town clerk is Peter Keitany who was the Nakuru county council clerk. He was replaced by Barnabas Kosgei who was moved from Nyando county council.

Zablon Chana who was the Lwanda town council clerk now goes to head Bondo town council in the same capacity after he swapped with Mr. Chrispine Jamba.

The changes also saw engineer John Kibet Tasia who was the highway engineer in Nakuru Municipal council moved to Eldoret municipal council in that capacity while Geofrey Sukantet, a welfare officer at the Narok municipal council was transfered to Kisii municipal council.

Also moved was Charles Obute an administrative officer Molo town council. The Migori legal clerk, Mr Collince Roche was moved to Kisumu municipal council through a letter dated 23 of last month and signed by the PS local government Karega Mutahi.

In Gucha county council, Antony Nyongesa a works officer was taken to Voi in the same position while Collins Owino an accountant at Rongo town council was moved to Keroka.

Also affected by the transfers was Christopher Olikor who was moved to Suba from Keroka as a senior accountant.

Jason Ndubi is now the Oyugis town clerk having been moved from Nyamarambe town council where he was the internal auditor while Felix Sanigo goes to Migori municipal council in the same position.

Kipsigis county council also has a new internal auditor in the person of Jemin Abugu who was transfered from Nyamira.

Speaking after a special full council meeting which he chaired Kisumu mayor cllr Sam Okelo said the changes were carried out throughout the country and should be treated as normal.

ENDS.

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