Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos on Thursday suspended all his nine Chief Officers citing incompetence.
Governor Tolgos sent the Chief Officers on compulsory leave for what he termed as ‘under-performance in the coordination of the county government programmes’.
He said the officers have stalled operations in the county yet they continue to draw salaries.
“County operations can’t stall just because of inept officers who fail to execute their duties,” he said.
The Chief Officers sent on compulsory leave include Jeremiah Changwony (Finance and Economic Planning), Caroline Magut (Youth, Sports, Gender and Social Services), Ishmael Chelang’a (Health Services) and Titus Ayabei (ICT and Public Service).
Others are Boaz Chang’ach (Water, Physical Planning and Natural Resources). Chang’ach also doubled as CO Education and Technical Training.
John Cheboi (Public Works, Roads and Transport), Netty Jemutai (Tourism, Trade, Cooperatives and Energy) and Pius Cheserek (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) were also send packing.