In Summary
  • Those Obado has dismissed are Trade minister Elizabeth Ochaye and Education Chief Officer Marwa Muniko.

  • Ochaye was sacked over claims of political disloyalty but the reason for Muniko's dismissal was unclear.
  • More changes are expected in the coming weeks as the governor assembles his "legacy team".

Migori Governor Okoth Obado dismissed two of his top officials in changes announced on Tuesday evening, for reasons including alleged political disloyalty.

The two are Trade Chief Executive Elizabeth Ochaye and Education Chief Officer Marwa Muniko.

POLITICAL DISLOYALTY

Mrs Ochaye was sacked over claims of political disloyalty, having campaigned openly for Mr Ochillo Ayacko, of the Orange Democratic Movement, in the senator by-election.

Most of Governor Obado's handlers campaigned for Mr Eddy Oketch of Federal Party of Kenya after the county boss openly differed with the orange party over the manner in which Mr Ayacko was picked.

It was unclear why Mr Muniko was dismissed.

Mrs Ochaye was replaced with Mrs Sheila Ghati, who was previously in the public service docket.

Mr Elijah Odhiambo will act as the county executive for public service management while continuing to run his land and housing department.

OTHER CHANGES

Mrs Roseline Otieno took over as public service chief officer, replacing Mrs Mary Midida who was moved to the education department in the same capacity.

The new acting chief officer for trade is Mr Samuel Ochieng’, who will continue running the roads and public works department.

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