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Job uncertainty grips Kajiado as Lenku seeks to replace CECs, chief officers

Panic, uncertainty has
gripped Kajiado county ministers and chief officers amid claims Governor Joseph
Lenku will assume office with a replacement list.

Lenku is set
to unveil his cabinet among other top positions following his successful swearing-in last week.

Sources privy to the happenings in Lenku’s inner circles told the Star on Sunday of a new list of county executive committee members and county secretary.

This is being crafted in readiness for the assembly which will start its business as soon as the county’s 23 MCAs take oath of office.

The sources further disclosed that other than the list of 10 new
CECs, the governor is seeking 12 new chief officers.

“They will include experts from within and outside the county.”

The governor is said to have full support of 18
out of 23 elected members of the county assembly.

Lenku is also expected to pick his team of legal advisors,
political advisor, and chief of protocol, chief of staff, economic and personal
advisor.

Other new office bearers to be picked to serve in the governor’s
office include; youth affairs advisor, director of communications and officer
in-charge of women affairs.

Unlike his predecessor, David Nkedianye, governor Lenku has
appointed a team of technocrats to vet those who will be appointed to serve in
his office.

“My boss comes into office with an open mind. He has
full knowledge that he is expected to perform more and even better than his
predecessor,” the source added.

“He told us he wants a team of bight men and women to work with
him.”

Lenku’s close advisors are of the opinion that the outgoing CEO
operated in ‘isolation’ and never took advises from those he
worked with.

Other than Lenku appointing new people to serve in his cabinet,
the governor is said to have also requested his advisors to realign county departments.

During his inauguration on Friday, the governor was categorical about promoting good governance, public service and citizen participation.

“My administration shall seek to address gaps in public
service planning, quality and in citizen participation in local governance and
development programs.”

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