Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang has made changes to his Government in what he says was a way of improving service delivery to the people of the County.
The changes come following allegations of misappropriation of funds by some county officials.
In the statement, Governor Sang confirmed that investigations have shown that there was indeed leadership and management lapses leading to underperformance by the Education and Transport and Infrastructure departments.
“The findings of the audit indicated leadership and management lapses leading to underperformance by the said departments. This has necessitated changes and restructuring in Government in order to stay in the course our transformational agenda,” the statement reads.
Sang said that he had subsequently accepted the resignation of Eng. Hillary Koech who was the County Executive for Transport and Infrastructure and Mr. Stanley Baliach who served as the County Executive for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources.
He further said he had dismissed the County Executive Member for Education and Vocational Training Ms. Valentine Chumo and her place taken by Ms. Grace Sugut.
The Governor reinstated the Chief Officer in charge of Education Daniel Sang, who was cleared after he underwent a disciplinary committee.
Governor Sang also nominated new County Executives as follows; Dr. Philemon Bureti (CEC Lands, Environment and Natural Resources), Eng. Drice Rono (CEC Transport and Infrastructure), Ms. Grace Sugut (CEC Education).
Chief Officers affected by the new changes include; Solomon Maangira (CO Lands, Environment and Natural Resources), Sally Kemboi (CO Water and Sanitation), Scolastica Tuwei (CO Social Service) and Dr. Paul Lagat (CO Health).
Governor Sang has also forwarded the name of Dr Francis Sang to the County Assembly for vetting. If approved Dr Sang will be the County Secretary.
Also forwarded to the County assembly for statutory vetting include; the the Chair of the Public Service Board Dr Daniel Kemei and five members namely: Ezekiel Chemwor, Eliseba Arusei, Daniel Mwogoi, Jacob Sisey and Irene Choge.
Jacob Sisey and Eliseba arusei served as Chief Officers in the previous administration.