Bungoma County Governor Kenneth Lusaka has led a swearing in ceremony of the County Executive Committee Member and Chief Officers at the County headquarters.
Sworn in include; Engineer Agnes Naliaka Wachiye as CECM for Gender, Sports, Youths and Culture replacing Nancy Kibaba, Nicholas Kiboi, as a Chief Officer for Education and Vocational Training, Beatrice Nakhumicha as a Chief Officer for Cooperative and Development and Dr. Magrina Kiluyi Mayama as a Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation.
The Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatianyi congratulated the appointed officers and welcomed them into the board as servants. She also congratulated Nicholas Kiboi in particular for being tireless in his journey as they were competitors during the 2022 elections and she identified him as an able competitor from Mount Elgon who later accepted the defeat and turned to support her in the office.
Lusaka too congratulated the officers for the appointments as he told them to serve Bungoma residents who elected him diligently.
He added that he has been in the civil service and served in the government for over 30 years and so the time is enough to let them know that their effectiveness can determine whether the government succeeds and meets its obligations to the Bungoma people.
He encouraged them to be consultative and inclusive in carrying on their duties, to be transparent and follow the law.
The governor then pointed out that, the nominees for Trade, Mr. Reuben Wambwa, Public Service Management and Administration Mrs. Everlyn Teresa Wekesa and CO for Agriculture Robert Simiyu who were successfully vetted by the County Assembly were not sworn in due to unavoidable circumstances but will be sworn in the following week.
He assured the sub counties that he had not included in his appointment that he will make a conscious and deliberate effort to include professionals from those areas on available opportunities in the near future.
“With great power comes great responsibility,” he said.
The expectation of people of Bungoma is too high, they demand a lot from the County government and effective services. As a leader he is well equipped and ready to fight and so they must deliver or step aside.
“As you embark on the journey to serve the people of Bungoma for the next five years, I expect you to serve with utmost honest, commitment, diligence and dedication, selflessness and sacrifice,” he concluded.
By Elizabeth Mwibanda