Nandi Governor Sacks County Minister Over Graft Allegations

Stephen Sang
Governor Stephen Sang [Photo, Courtesy]
Nandi Governor, Stephen Sang, has sacked three county ministers over graft allegations.

In a press release, the governor stated that he initiated investigations into the alleged losses within the departments of education, and that of transport and infrastructure to audit the system’s efficiency among others.

He said the findings of the audit indicated leadership and management lapses leading to underperformance by the said departments.

Subsequently, he sacked Eng. Hillary Koech CEC Transport and Infrastructure, Stanley Ballach CEC Lands, Environment and Natural Resources and Valentine Chumo CEC Education and Vocational Training.

At the same time, governor Sang said he had reinstated Daniel Sang to the position of Chief Officer, Education and Vocational Training.

Additionally, the governor nominated Eng Drice Rono (Transport and Infrastructure) Philemon Bureti (Lands, Environment, Natural Resources and Sanitation) and Grace Sugut (Education) as County Executive Committee Members.

He has forwarded the names to the County Assembly for statutory vetting.

He also reassigned chief officers as follows:

Mr Solomon Mangira – Lands, Environment and Natural Resources.
Mr Sally Kemboi – Water and Sanitation.
Mr Philip Towett – Administration and Public Service.
Mr Scolastica Tuwei – Social Welfare.

The sackings come at a time when the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for corrupt practices are cracking down on corrupt county heads.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu [Photo, Courtesy]
In April, EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak told local media stations that the body was investigating at least 19 governors over corrupt dealings.

Some of the governors that EACC have arrested and charged in court include Samburu’s Moses Lenolkulal, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojamong and Kiambu’s Ferdinard Waitutu.

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