Coast region gets new regional coordinator after Marwa’s exit

Newly appointed Coast regional Coordinator Bernard Leparmarai. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Interior Ministry has effected a major reshuffle country wide affecting all regional and county commissioners.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Monday made the changes that are expected to soon take effect, with the move aimed at enhancing security in the regions..

Matiang’i said the reshuffle was done after consultations with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Following close consultations with the president, and in the interest of enhancing service delivery and strengthening security, I have made the following deployments and transfers,” Matiangi said.

Former Nairobi regional commissioner Benard Leparmai has been moved to head the Coast region and will take over from tough and outspoken Nelson Marwa who was appointed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Devolution.

Evans Achoki has retained his position as the Mombasa County commissioner.

Former Likoni deputy county commissioner Magu Mutindika is now the Kilifi county commissioner.

Linda Boni director Joseph Kanyiri has been deployed to be the Lamu county commissioner taking over from Gilbert Kitiyo who has been transferred to Marsabit in the same capacity.

Former Kwale county commissioner Kutswa Olakha who was moved to Narok country has been moved again to Mandera county where threats of al-Shabaab are still active. He battled with al-Shabaab suspects in Kwale while he was the county commissioner.