Governor Mwangaza reorganises executive, reduces departments from ten to six
Embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has reorganised her government into six departments in an effort to ensure that service delivery and development projects do not stall.
The action was taken just one day after the Meru MCAs rejected seven out of the ten CECs she proposed.
On Tuesday, the Meru County Assembly rejected the CECs on the grounds that they lacked expertise in the administrative, technical, and topical issues that affected their departments.
The approved CECs who were sworn in on Wednesday are Monica Kaithiori Kathono (Finance), Dickson Munene Nkanata (Public service, Legal Affairs and Service Management) and Joseph Thuranira (Education, Science Culture, ICT).
Kathono will also be in charge of economic planning, transportation, roads, and ICT. In an acting capacity, she will also be in charge of the department of land, physical planning, public works, and urban planning.
Additionally, Munene will address issues pertaining to the development of trade, cooperatives, tourism, and investment. Dickson Munene will serve in an acting capacity in the department of agriculture, livestock development, fisheries, water, irrigation, climate change, environment, and natural resources.
In an acting capacity, Rev. Isaac Mutuma, Deputy Governor, will be in charge of the department of health services.
Thuranira will also be responsible for Youth, Sport, Gender and Social Development.
“The process of reorganising the government is on-going and more information on the progress will be released to you at the right time,” Mwangaza said in a statement.
Mwangaza has also proposed Kiambi Atheru as her Chief Advisor on Economic, Water, food, Smart Agriculture, Climate Change and disaster Management. George Gikunda Mungania has been proposed as Chief Advisor on Political Affairs, Wellness, Lands, Trade and Physical Planning.