Natembeya Reassigned to Uhuru's Office

  • A photo of George Natembeya addresses journalists on destruction in the Mau Forest Complex in his office in Nakuru on September 13, 2019.
    George Natembeya addresses journalists on destruction in the Mau Forest Complex in his office in Nakuru on September 13, 2019.
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  • Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya, who resigned on Wednesday, January 12, has been redeployed to the Office of the President (OOP) headquarters in Nairobi.

    Multiple reports indicated that Natembeya, who has announced his bid to become the next governor of Trans Nzoia, was moved to Uhuru's office to finish his 30-day notice period.

    A press statement released by Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, on Wednesday, January 12, revealed that Natembeya has been replaced by Makueni County Commissioner, Mohammed Ahmed Maalim.

    Former Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim who has replaced George Natembeya as Rift valley Regional Commissioner.
    Former Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim who has replaced George Natembeya as Rift valley Regional Commissioner.
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    Further, the PS revealed that Isaiah Aregai Nakoru, who was the Eastern Regional Commissioner, has been transferred to Western Region as the Commissioner.

    Western Regional Commissioner, Esther Wamuyu Maina, has been moved to Central where she will serve in the same capacity.

    In the changes, James Kyalo Kianda, who was the Nairobi Regional Commissioner has been transferred to North Eastern.

    William Kangethe Thuku, who has been working at OOP, has been moved to Nairobi as the Regional Commissioner.

    Wilfred Agage Nyangwanga and ​​Nicodemus M. Ndalana have joined the OOP after being transferred from Central and North Eastern respectively. 

    Speaking to the press in Nakuru, on Wednesday, January 12, Natembeya thanked Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, and PS Kibicho for giving him an opportunity to serve as the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner.

    Former Rift Valley Commissioner,George Natembeya and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
    Former Rift Valley Commissioner,George Natembeya and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
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    "I will from now on focus on politics as l seek the backing of residents of Trans Nzoia to become their governor," Natembeya announced.

    Natembeya had been campaigning in Trans Nzoia but had not intensified his bid until he was endorsed by the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) on Sunday, January 2.

    The party which is also allied to Defence Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, endorsed Natembeya and described him as the perfect candidate capable of clinching the seat.