At least 70 county commissioners have been moved to different areas in mass transfers.
According to a letter by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, which was seen by The Standard, the transfers take effect immediately.
“The officers should be released to report to their stations immediately,” Kibicho says in the letter.
Nakuru East Deputy County Commissioner Harman Shambi has been moved to Homa Bay as a county commissioner.
Mr Shambi has been replaced by outgoing Samburu East deputy county commissioner Johnstone Mwirigi.
While serving as a deputy county commissioner, Shambi played a major role in fighting an outlawed criminal gang known as Confirm.
He also fought the manufacture of illicit brew and drugs.
“I am happy to pick up more roles as county commissioner. It is my dedication at work that has attracted Government to entrust me with a higher rank,” said Shambi.
Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya has been promoted to the rank of regional commissioner and will be in charge of Rift Valley.
Mr Natembeya, 48, is replacing Mongo Chimwaga. Samuel Kimiti will take over from Natembeya in Narok.
Natembeya applauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for entrusting him with more responsibility that will see him serve 14 counties in the Rift region.
“Cattle rustling and general insecurity in the North Rift, increasing cases of road accidents along major highways in the Rift, and restoring Mau Forest in parts of South Rift will be my main focus,” he said after receiving his new appointment.
The officer has been active in restoring security in most parts of Narok, more so in areas prone to cattle rustling, and fighting female genital mutilation (FGM).
At one point, he directed chiefs and assistant chiefs to fight FGM, and take action against parents who force their girls to undergo the cut.
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