The Turkana county governor, Josphat Nanok has reshuffled his chief officers, barely a month after made changes to his county executive committee members where he dropped two county executives including the lands CEC Anthony Apalia and his finance counterpart Robert Loteleng’o.
In a dispatch from his office released on Tuesday evening, the governor renewed contracts for some chief officers which had expired and reshuffled some whose terms had not expired.
The Chief Officers whose contracts had not elapsed but have been transferred, included Pauline Lokuruka who was moved to Education, Sports and Social Protection docket, from Tourism, Culture and Natural Resources.
Rosemary Nchinyei was also transferred to be the Chief Officer for Tourism, Culture and Natural Resources from the Trade, Gender and Youth Affairs docket.
Abdullahi Yusuf has been moved to Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services docket from the Economic Planning department.
Joshua Lojock Lemuya has been retained as Chief Officer for Lands, Energy, Housing and Urban Areas Management, while Robert Eloto Abok will also remain at Health Services and Sanitation.
At the same time, Nanok reappointed other chief officers with new assignments among them, Gladys Arika who will serve as the Chief Officer Public Service and remain acting as the Chief Officer for Administration and Disaster Management.
Joseph Ekalale remains the Chief Officer, Office of the Governor, while Jeremiah Apalia moved from finance to Economic Planning.
Meanwhile, Moses Natome was retained as the Chief Officer, Water, Environment and Mineral Resources.
Dr. Michael Eregae was moved to Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services to Gender and Youth Affairs, Abraham Losinyen from Agriculture and Land Reclamation to Chief Officer Finance, while John Ariko Namoit remained as the Chief Officer Roads and Transport and still acting Chief Officer Public Works.
Dr. Jacob Lolelea Natade was moved from Education, Sports and Social Protection docket and is now the Chief Officer Agriculture and Land Reclamation.
The Governor said the changes which take effect from today, have been necessitated by the need for strengthening systemic functioning and efficient service delivery.
By Peter Gitonga