Kajiado governor Joseph Lenku has reconstituted his cabinet and re-assigned his chief officers as he starts his second year in office.
Lenku maintained most of his members of the cabinet except four, Esther Somoire (health), Alvin Kimani (trade), Florence Waiganjo (water) and Samuel Seki (gender) who quit to pursue other careers.
Seki is the new UDA senator in Kajiado after resigning to pursue his political dream ahead of the August general election.
In Lenku’s new cabinet announced on Tuesday night, three dockets will be managed by acting county executive committee members after the holders of those positions moved to other engagements.
Former finance CEC Michael Semera has retained his seat and will act as the planning and ICT CEC.
Former roads CEC, Alex Kilowua, has been moved to health services and public health.
The longest-serving agriculture CEC, Jackline Koin retained her position, along with Hamilton Parseina of lands, physical planning, urban development and housing.
Jeremiah ole Ncharo has also been retained on his education docket.
Alex Kilowa has been moved to public service, administration, social service, and inspectorate services.
Dr Leina Mpoke is the new county minister for water and natural resources, which was left vacant.
The following CEC members will act in the following dockets; Alias Kisota – roads, transport, public works and energy.
Mpoke will act as gender, cultural, and wildlife county minister.
The finance minister will also act in the place of trade, investments, cooperatives and enterprise development CECM.
Francis Sakuda retained his county secretary docket, while Augustine Sekeyian maintained his position as the county attorney.
Governor Lenku reassigned his chief officers and Tonic Moraa was transferred to trade and investments, Grace Saitoti was moved to water and Lekina Tutui went to finance and economic planning.
Jacob Sampeke moved to roads and public works, while Jacqueline Mwaniki moved to vocational training.
Rose Muntambu was posted to public service, Samson Parashina moved to education docket and Joshua Loitai went to culture.
Others are Jonathan Kulei (health services), Eddy Gitau (urban development), Francis Metian (Agriculture), and Sankaire Tima (lands and physical planning).
Douglas Konana was moved from the water docket to the governor’s office in the special programmes (governor’s delivery unit).
Neema Loitu was reappointed chief of staff, while a former MCA Daniel Kanchori is Lenku’s legal advisor.
Others who were appointed to work in the governor’s office include; Moses ole Narok (political adviser), Charles Ogada (economic adviser), J0ohn Kamanga (governance adviser) and Philip Parsitau as health and planning advisor.