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Nandi governor scheduled to be sworn in on Aug 24 and begin working

Nandi Governor-elect Stephen Sang will be sworn in on August 24 at Kapsabet Showground.

According to the transition committee set up to plan the function, the Sang will immediately assume office.

Sang, 33, a lawyer, will be the youngest governor in Kenya. He takes over from Cleophas Lagat who lost during the April Jubilee Party primaries.

As he takes over, Nandi county faces a number of challenged among them the on going nurses’ strike that has paralysed services in 187 health centres.

A month ago, Sang made an impromptu tour of the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital which has run out of essential facilities including drugs in the last six months.

The acute shortage was caused by the failure by the county government to clear debts owed to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency amounting to Sh60 million.

Other challenges on the table of the new governor include the fate of about 1,200 workers whose employment was suspended after differences arose between the county service board and the then county secretary.

County secretary Francis Ominde declined to employ some casual workers on permanent basis.

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