By Kayugira Dante
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has made drastic changes in the National Government Administrative Officers (NGAO) by transferring county commissioners while recalling others to Harambee House in Nairobi.
Four county commissioners have been recalled to Harambee house, 15 will remain at their current stations and 20 of them have been transferred to new stations.
Twelve Deputy County Commissioners have also been made County Commissioners. With eight others getting marching orders.
“In order to enhance service delivery within the National Administration, changes have been made among County Commissioners in all the 47 Counties of the Republic of Kenya with effect from March 7, 2023,” read in part Prof Kindiki’s statement
County Commissioners from Nandi (Herman Shambi), Mathias Rioba (Trans Nzoia), Michael Ivuto (Kirinyaga) and Stephen Kihara (Embu) have been recalled to the ministry headquarters.
In the new changes, Gideon Oyagi from Kwale County has been transfered to Trans – Nzioa, Josephine Auko from Kisumu to Busia county and Onesmus Kyatha from Mandera to Nyamira County among others.
“These changes are not meant to punish anyone, but rather to ensure that we have the best people in the right positions to serve the people of Kenya,” Kindiki said
In his statement Kindiki expects the changes to be done with an immediate effect without seeing it as a punishment.