Governor Mung'aro reshuffles cabinet to tame corruption, boost service delivery

Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung'aro when he appeared before committee on County Public Investments and Special Funds at KICC Nairobi on April 27, 2023. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro has reshuffled the transition cabinet amid complaints of poor services and corruption in some of the county’s departments.

Mung’aro said the changes will improve services delivery and tame corruption that has led to corruption and shoddy implementation of development projects in the county.

While sounding a warning to officials involved in graft of dire consequences, Mungaro said he will make further changes if the public complains about poor service delivery.

“I have instructed all the departments to conduct an audit on all delayed projects because we have had complaints that some contractors are colluding with some county staff to swindle the public,” he said.

The county boss said cancellation of contracts for delays in the implementation of the projects are some of the measures to be taken in the case an audit reveals so.

“My administration has declared an all-out war on contractors who put up shoddy structures resulting in massive losses of public resources. Some of the contractors work in collusion with county staff to frustrate implementation of projects, and I hereby direct an audit of all the projects,” he said.

In the new changes, the governor reshuffled the County Executive Committee Members (CECM) and appointed an acting Chief Officer for Fisheries and Blue Economy to replace Ms Rehab Karisa killed by her housemaid a week ago.

“We have put somebody there to hold a brief, but we shall fill the position later since, at the moment, we are still mourning the loss of our Chief Officer,” he said.

Mr Habat George Mwachiro, Environment, and Solid CEC, was moved to Tourism and Trade and will also act as Chief Officer for Fisheries and Blue Economy to replace the deceased.

Raymond Ngala, the CECM in charge of Tourism, Trade, and Corporative Development, was moved to Finance and Planning, while the former holder Yaya Shosi will be the CECM Public Service.

Clara Chonga was moved from Early Childhood Education, Vocational Training, and ICT to Trade Department to Disaster Management to be replaced by Franklin Kaingu now in charge of Public Service Management Devolution and Special Programs and Disaster Management.