Newly Appointed Government Officials Forced to Sign Resignation Letters

  • Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has asked newly appointed County executives to sign undated resignation letters.

    Governor Sang asked the CECs to sign the letters so that it would be easy to dismiss them in case of such a situation.

    The CECs include Alfred Lagat (Finance), Elly Kurgat (Sports), Ruth Koech (Health), Hillary Koech (Transport), Jacob Tanui (Lands), Valentine Chumo (Tourism), Benard Lagat (Trade), Stanley Baliach (Education) and Wilson Kibor (Agriculture).

    He asked the officials and other county staff to report to work on time and effectively serve residents, failure to which he will be forced to crack the whip.

    “This is proof that I will not tolerate anything that will jeopardise my transformation agenda since I am the one who will be held to account by the electorate. You have to perform,” Governor Sang stated.

    “There is no way I am going to tolerate late coming yet I am always in the office by 7am. This is a new dawn and all county employees must switch to a new working mode or they will face the music,” he added.

    [caption caption="Nandi Governor Stephen Sang"][/caption]

    In September, Sang fired the entire former Cabinet appointed by his predecessor, former Governor Cleopas Lagat.

    He appointed 10 new executives and forwarded their names to the County Assembly for vetting and approval.

    Apart from Sang, a number of governors have fired CECs who worked under previous county bosses.

    Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos sacked seven out of nine members of his cabinet who headed various ministries during his first term.

    On his part, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui sent home 10 cabinet members who served under former county boss Kinuthia Mbugua.

    Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago recently sacked eight county executives and retained only two of those who served in his previous term.

    [caption caption="Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago with Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos and other leaders"][/caption]