Nakuru's Lee Kinyanjui reshuffles cabinet in bid to fulfill promises

Nakuru Governor Lee kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee kinyanjui speaks to journalists at the Millimani County headquarters in Nakuru town on July 30, 2020.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has reshuffled his cabinet for the third time in a quest to enhance performance as he enters the last leg of his first term.

In the changes made on Monday afternoon, Mr Kinyanjui, moved his close confidant, Mr Joseph Kiuna, from the Education, Information Technology (ICT) and e-Government department to Lands, Housing and Physical Planning.

Lawyer Francis Mwangi, who was in charge of the Lands and Housing docket, will now take over the Education docket.

The changes were communicated in a statement by the governor’s director of communications, Beatrice Obwocha. 

“After reviewing the needs of the county, Governor Kinyanjui has made changes in his cabinet to strengthen and enhance service delivery across departments," read the statement.

Chief officers

Mr Daniel Muthiga, who was the chief officer in the Roads and Transport department has been moved to Public Works.

Acting Water Chief Officer Johnson Kamau replaced Mr Muthiga as the new Roads and Transport chief officer, in acting capacity.

Economic Planning Chief Officer Kennedy Momanyi was moved to Trade and replaced with Mr Mohammed Hussein who was in the Trade office.

Ms Jane Wambui is the new acting Water chief office.

The changes take effect immediately.

2022 poll

A source told the Nation that the changes are part of Mr Kinyanjui's plan to make a mark in his last year in office ahead of the 2022 General Election.

"Governor Kinyanjui is reorganising his cabinet in an attempt to deliver some of the unfulfilled promises he made in 2017, so that he can have a higher ground on which to convince the electorate to re-elect him," said the source.

Governor Kinyanjui is racing against time to fulfill most of the promises he made to the electorate, as he prepares to face his long term political archrival Senator Susan  Kihika, who has declared interest in the office.

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