The Nyamira County Governor, John Nyangarama has nominated nine county chief officers and presented them to the County assembly for vetting and approval.
The Governor, while presenting the names to the County assembly speaker, Moffat Teya on Wednesday stated that the qualified and experienced nominees were rigorously and procedurally nominated as per the guidelines of the County government Act 2012, before being presented for vetting and approval.
“The nomination of these nine as county chief officers was done competitively by the County Public service Board, putting into consideration regional and gender balance regulations as enshrined in our constitution 2010 and have confidence that they are fit for the job,” the Governor stated.
In the list of the nominated chief officers, three were women namely Lydia Kemunto for public service management, Lilian Kerich for transport roads and public works and Christine Moraa for Gender, youths, Sports, Culture and Social services.
Nyangarama, while swearing in newly appointed Public service board members in the month of July this year had ordered them to immediately advertise for posts of chief officers as they proceeded for induction observing that residents had suffered due to lack of services. The other team of chief officers had exited office in October last year after expiry of their term in office.
“If all the nine are approved after vetting by Nyamira County assembly, they will immediately embark on delivering services to the people of Nyamira County,” added the governor.
By D eborah Bochere