Most of the six county commissioners in Nyanza Province are still in office, a week after the High Court nullified their appointments.
Kisumu Country Commissioner Lorna Odero was at work on Tuesday, but left early in the afternoon.
“She will be in the office tomorrow morning,” one of the staff at her office told The Standard.
Ms Odero has been serving the county from the office of former Kisumu East DC Mabeya Mogaka, who was recently moved to the Office of the President.
A visit to Kisii County Commissioner Lydia Muriuki’s office established that it was business as usual.
Mrs Muriuki told The Standard she was in office discharging her duties in accordance with her appointment. The county is peaceful and if you have heard of anything touching on security let me know,” she said.
The administrator said she had not received any other communication other than the one appointing her to the position.
At the office located at Kisii District headquarters, locals were queuing to see Muriuki, one of 10 women county commissioners, a move civil society say is far below the one-third-gender balance the Constitution requires.
Before the presidential appointment, Muriuki had been serving as Eastern Nyanza regional commissioner covering Kisii and Nyamira counties. She was appointed to the position in 2009.
She said her office was overseeing security preparation for the Agricultural Society of Kenya, Southern Nyanza Trade Fair at Gusii Stadium, tomorrow.
In Homa Bay County, Samwel Otieno was in office, but declined to speak to The Standard on any matter related to his administrative duties.