The Kericho County Assembly has today approved the nomination of Ms Lily Chepngetich Ng’ok as the Kericho County Deputy Governor.
The Speaker, County Assembly, Dominic Rono, declared Ms Ng’ok approved, after the motion for her endorsement was unanimously passed by the County Assembly.
A Report by the Public Appointment Committee presented before the Assembly indicates that Ms Ng’ok, had qualified for the position as Deputy Governor as she had fulfilled all requirements for the job.
Members of County Assembly who approve the nominee praised her, saying her 16 years’ experience in public service was good enough to take the County to the next level of management.
“Ms Ng’ok is a pro-active leader who can be relied on to perform her duties with competency and integrity,” said Kipchebor Ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA), Eric Bett.
Tebesonik Ward MCA, Nancy Chebet Langat, described Ms Ng’ok as a passionate leader who will represent the women well and assist the Governor in fulfilling his mandate before the next General Election.
“As the CEC of Education, she provided solutions to most stalled projects in the education sector in the County and I believe as a committed and focused leader, she will continue improving all other sectors as the Deputy Governor,” said Chepseon Ward MCA, Alfred Cheruiyot.
During the vetting exercise by the Kericho County Assembly on 13th April 2021, Ms Ng’ok promised to close the gender parity in Kericho County, by involving more women and youth in job opportunities through registration of all graduates and the courses they pursued in readiness for upcoming employment opportunities.
“The collective experience I have had in the past will enable me to perform my best in my portfolio. I will enhance communication, I will ensure pending projects are fast tracked, and the promises of the Governor during campaigns will be regularized before the term ends,” said Ms Ng’ok
Ms Ngok is expected to assume office as Deputy Governor after the Kericho County Governor, Prof. Paul Chepkwony, nominated her as his next in command after the sudden demise of the office holder, the late Ms Susan Kikwai, who succumbed to Covid- 19 early last month.
By Dominic Cheres and Kibe Mburu