Vihiga Governor sends home Health Chief Officers, Reshuffles Cabinet

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Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo addressing the Media at the County headquarters Photo/Courtesy
Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo addressing the Media at the County headquarters Photo/Courtesy

Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo on Tuesday made major changes in his cabinet in a bid to improve service delivery in the County.

“As pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya Article 179 (4) section 30, 31,45 (5) of County Government Act with immediate effect I do make the following changes”, said the Governor.

Speaking during a press briefing at the County headquarters, Dr. Ottichilo reshuffled the following for the County Executive Committee members CECMs ;

1. Pamela Kimwele moves from Agriculture to Public Service.

2. Prof. Justus Enonda moves from Environment Water Energy and Natural Resources to Transport and Infrastructure.

3. Paul Mbuni moves from Public Service to Lands, Housing and Physical planning.

4. Henry Lumbasio moves from Transport and Infrastructure to Education, Science and Technology.

5. Elvuna Keseko moves from Lands, Housing and Physical planning to Trade, Industry, Tourism and Enterprenuship.

6. Miss. Marita Agufana moves from Education to Environment.

7. Geoffrey Vukaya moves from Trade to Agriculture.

8. Dr. Amos Kutwa retains Health services docket.

9. Dr. Patrick Saisi moves to youth, sports , Gender, culture and social services as the new CECM.

10. Alfred Indeche retains the Finance docket.

Chief Officers;
1. Gilbert Vidija moves from Public Service to Trade.

2. Dr. Richard Boiyo retains Environment docket and Acting in Medical services.

3. Livingtone Imbayi retains Finance docket.

4. Dominic Luvavo moves to Sports and now Acting in water.

5. Mary Anyienda retains ECDE and Acting in Public Health.

6. Pamela Busungu retains Agriculture.

7. Lucy Ijai retains Lands.

8. Philip Gavuna moves from Trade to Public Service and also the Acting County Secretary.

9. Etale Tunya retains Transport and Infrastructure.

10. Abisai Amatalo retains TVET and Acting ICT.

11. Chysostom Agava moves from sports to Cooperatives ( suspension lifted).

The county boss also suspended two health Chief Officers pending investigations by the county public service board. The two; Arnold Mamadi for Medical services and Clement Manyulu for Public Health were directly or indirectly involved in the recruitment process of the health workers.

Dr. Ottichilo also noted that the health workers have been paid their