Joho's entire cabinet leaves office on same day
No crisisCopies of the executives’ contracts indicate they were all hired on November 13, 2017, for two years till November 12, 2019. None of the outgoing executives agreed to speak on record despite acknowledging they were leaving office at the end of their contracts. “It is true the contracts they had ended on Tuesday,” said Job Tumbo, the governor’s Chief of Staff. He denied that the departure of the entire cabinet would affect operations. “It is a normal thing for contracts to come to an end and there is nothing unusual. Hence there is no crisis,” Tumbo who is also Acting County Secretary said and added that the outgoing officials are in the process of clearing. After his re-election in 2017, Joho assembled a team of executives who included former university lecturers, researchers and bankers. There were three women. He gave them two-year contracts. In his first administration, the executives served for longer and only one was ousted midstream through impeachment forcing the recruitment of a new official. By yesterday, the outgoing executives had returned cars, bodyguards and other official entitlements. Joho has been away from office and was discharged from hospital on Friday last week after suffering a bout of malaria. The three female executives are Hazel Koitaba (health), Fatuma Awale (water) and Mariam Abdillahi Mbaruk (Finance). The others are Hassan Mwamtoa (fisheries and agriculture), Edward Nyale (lands), Fawz Rashid (trade and tourism), Tawfiq Balala (transport), Dr Godfrey Nato (environment), Kelvin Kyalo Muoki (youth and sport) and Seth Odongo (devolution).
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