Embu MCAs castigate Governor Wambora over reshuffles


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Embu County ward representatives have criticised recent reshuffles by Governor Martin Wambora saying it is unhealthy for effective service delivery in the devolved unit.

The ward representatives claimed that the governor’s move would make it hard for the new officers in the administration to adapt in their ministries.

Speaking during the Tuesday afternoon County Assembly sitting, Nthawa MCA Ngari Makenge urged Wambora to consider reversing the decision to reshuffle five officers to ensure continuity of quality service delivery in the various dockets.

He added that the timing was wanting as the county government was winding up in less than a year.

Speaking during the same session, nominated MCA Susan Wangai claimed that the governor was using the reshuffles to gain political mileage by rewarding his cronies with plum portfolios and positioning them strategically at offices which he would use to campaign for his re-election in 2017.

She added that the move had completely disorganised the county, rendering some senior county officials ineffective.

Kithimu Ward representative Michael Njeru cautioned Wambora against politicking using professional positions at the County Executive. He regretted that the posting of officers without professional knowledge of the ministries would be detrimental – statements which were echoed by Runyenjes Central MCA Steve Munene.

Last week, Wambora issued a circular reshuffling five Chief Officers ostensibly to make his government effective and efficient and improving service delivery. In the circular Francis Ndwiga was moved from the Health department to Planning.

Others affected by the reshuffle were Damiano Muthee, who was moved from Planning to Youth, Charles Njeru was transferred from Infrastructure to Education and Joseph Muragara went from Transport to Infrastructure, while Wilson Gitonga moved from the Youth docket to Health.

 

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