Controversial Baringo Chief Officer(CO) for Health Dr Gideon Toromo has been transferred back to the National Government’s Ministry of Health.
This follows the expiry of his secondment to the County Government.
In a letter dated December, 2020, the County Secretary Francis Komen said Dr Toromo’s secondment to the devolved unit expired in July,2020 and has not been extended.
“It has been decided that you be transferred back to the Ministry of Health with immediate effect since your secondment to Baringo has not been extended. Please ensure that you do a comprehensive handing over to Mr David Cherop, County Chief Officer for Preventive and Promotive Health Services before being released to your new station,” read part of the letter.
Dr Toromo has been docked with controversy and was in December charged for threatening a payroll officer at the County Government. He had also in the past criticized Governor Stanley Kiptis, accusing him of mishandling the health sector.
These among others may have informed the move by the County Government not to extend his secondment to the devolved unit.