Reprieve as Kitui cabinet gets full house after more than 2 years

Newly sworn-in Kitui CECM's pose for a photo with Governor Ngilu. (Photo -Courtesy)

Locals in Kitui County can breathe a sigh of relief after the County cabinet got full house after more than 2 years. The session of swearing-in of seven new CECMs for different ministries went on successfully, at Kitui Agricultural Training center, Kitui town Monday.

The swearing-in session was led by Kitui court chief magistrate Stephen Mbungi. The new CECMs had been appointed by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and approved by the Assembly two weeks ago.

The seven were Winnie Syombua Kitetu, Stephen Maithya, Hellen Kitheka, Esther Kilonzi, Samson Masila, Meshack Muthusi, and Caroline Kaiyu Musango who now join four other CECMs.

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu speaking during the session appealed to the newly elected CECMs to work hard and serve the Kitui people passionately.

On Friday last week, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, made changes in her county executive committee membership.

Bernard Katungi is now CECM for treasury, Emmanuel Kisangau CECM for livestock, Apiculture, and fisheries development, Jacob Kakundi ministry of infrastructure, housing, transport, and public works, Patrick Musau, Environment, tourism, and Natural Resources, Syombua Kitetu CECM for health and sanitation, Stephen Maithya Education, ICT, and youth development, Hellen Kitheka Gender sports and culture, Esther Kilonzi Trade, co-operatives, and investment, Samson Masila CECM for land and physical planning, Meshack Muthusi agriculture water, and irrigation.

In 2019, Kitui County Assembly impeached two County Executive Committee members, Rosaita Ngina CECM for Health and Sanitation and Philip Mumo CECM for trade, cooperatives, and investments.

On the 16th of September 2020, the Kitui County assembly burned the midnight oil to remove Kitui County CECM for Infrastructure, Lands, Housing, and Urban Development Jacob Kakundi. This left Ngilu’s cabinet with 3 ministers which has hampered service delivery in the county.

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