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Kakamega: Governor Oparanya Make Cabinet Changes Following Recent Resignations

Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has reorganized his cabinet following the resignation of some of the top officials to join politics.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the governor made five changes to the cabinet as the new team was directed to assume the new positions immediately. Major departments affected include Agriculture, lands, the Social Services, Youth, Sports and Culture and Livestock and Veterinary Services department.

All the newly appointed County Executive Committee Members and Chief Officers were put on interim positions in their respective sectors. Phanuel Kulati Wangia who is the current county executive for Water, Environment and Natural Resources will be the acting CEC Lands, Physical Planning Housing and Urban Areas CECM.

Former Education, Science and Technology CEC Dr George Akolo Lutomia will now head Social Services, Sports, Culture, Youth and Women Empowerment in an acting position.

Onjoro Achiebo takes over the Agriculture docket as the new acting Chief Officer. Rachel Jahula Okumu was previously the CECM for the whole docket; Agriculture, Irrigation, Cooperative, Livestock, Veterinary Services and Fisheries

Christopher Kadenge will be in charge of the Livestock and Veterinary Services. Acting County Attorney, Vivian Mmbaka was installed as the county’s Attorney in the new changes.

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