Kisii County Executive Committee (CEC) CECs were sworn in in a colourful ceremony held at the Gusii stadium.
This comes after the Kisii County Assembly approved Governor Simba Arati’s nine nominees.
Deputy Registrar of the Kisii High Court Dorcas Mac’Andere presided over the ceremony, assisted by the outgoing County Attorney Kennedy Onsembe.
Mrs.Leah Bwari Ogega becomes the CEC in charge of Medical Services, Public Health and Sanitation, Mr. Kennedy Okemwa Abincha takes over to the department of Finance, Economic Planning and ICT (e-government) services while Grace Kerubo Nyarang’o will oversee the department of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development.
The department of Infrastructure, Energy and Public Works will be headed by Mr. Cyrus Masenge Nyabicha as Mr. Ombwori Okemwa Elijah heads the department of Education, Technical Training Innovation and Social Sciences.
Dr. Alfred Ndemo Ong’era, Mr. Ronald G. Nyakweba, Mr. Daniel Ondabu Nyakundi and Mr. Erick Ongeri Miyienda will head departments of Trade, Tourism, Industry and Marketing, Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Public Service, County Administration and Participatory Development, Office of the Governor and Sports, Culture and Arts respectively.
The assembly did not approve the name of Mrs. Mong’ina Beatrice Doyle who was nominated as the CEC in charge of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock development and Irrigation.
Governor Simba witnessed the swearing in of the nine CECs and called on them to work hand in hand with the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to help him deliver his campaign pledges to voters in all the 45 wards.
“I urge you to diligently discharge your duties in a transparent, and accountable manner. My government will completely not tolerate corruption,” said Simba.
Simba told the CECs to immediately embark on their duties saying that he will rely on them to implement his transformational development agenda.