Lamu governor appoints new county secretary

Lamu governor Fahim Twaha during the swearing in ceremony. PHOTO: FILE

Lamu,KENYA:Lamu governor Fahim Twaha has appointed John Mburu Kimani to the position of county secretary.

The position was previously held by Siyat Ibrahim before Joyce Murimi was appointed in acting capacity.

The vacancy had been advertised in April this year by the county government of Lamu.

Kimani will however undergo vetting and approval by the county assembly of Lamu and subsequently, his name has already been forwarded to the said institution for vetting.

The County secretary is the head of the Public Service Board and is required to provide guidance and directions to the board.

He will directly be answerable to the Governor.

The county secretary is also responsible for arranging the business keeping minutes of the county executive committee among other duties.

The latest appointment comes just days after governor Twaha made major changes to his cabinet that saw two CECs fired and replaced immediately.

Raphael Munyua was fired from his position as CEC for Health and his place taken by Anne Gathoni while Florence Ndung’u was fired from her position as CEC for Agriculture and Water Development and her place filled by Paul Kamau Thairu.

The changes were personally and directly made by the governor.

Twaha also nomintade Abubakar Badawy and Farida Abdullahi to the positions of Chief Officer for Medical Setrvices and Budgeting respectively.

Interestingly, the governor for undisclosed reasons had withdrawn John Mburu’s nomination for position of Chief Officer for Budgeting only to have him nominated for the position of County Secretary.