Nyandarua governor Francis Kimemia has sacked four County Executive Committee Members (CECs) and replaced them with new faces in a bid to enhance service delivery.
The sacking was announced through a press release dispatched to several media outlets and newsrooms some minutes to midnight and signed by the governor.
Among the CECs sacked were Faith Mbugua (Education Gender Affairs, Culture and Social Services), Simon Ng’ang’a (Water Environment and Natural Resource), Rose Wamuiya (Industrialisation, Trade and Cooperatives), Kariuki Mbataru (Public Administration and ICT).
“I wish to notify the great people of Nyandarua that I have made the following communication to the speaker of the county Assembly. As the two years contract term for my CECs near completion and as we begin the new financial year July 2019 to June 2020, it has become necessary to reinvigorate my transformation agenda through injection of new strategic competences for optical performance and accountability to the citizenry,” read the statement.
The statement further gave a list of those to replace the sacked executive members.
Stephen Mwaura has been nominated as the new CEC in charge of Education and Social Services replacing Ms Mbugua with Ms Wamuiya being replaced by Raphael Njui who hails from Kinangop.
Ndaragwa constituency 2017 parliamentary aspirant Charles Ndungu Wachira took over the water docket to replace Mr Ng’ang’a, while Ann Gathigia replaced Eng. Mbataru at the ICT docket.
This comes at a time when Eng. Mbataru has been facing an impeachment motion at the county assembly over allegation of gross misconduct.
In the motion that was supported by 23 MCAs, and objected by nine, Eng. Mbataru is accused of among other things abuse of office, illegally employing of persons in public office and establishing decentralised units in the county.
By Jesse Mwitwa