New Wajir Governor Ahmed Muktar has reshuffled his executive a week after being taking the office, in a move aimed at improving service delivery.
The reshuffling comes amid power struggle between the Governor Muktar and Mohamed Abdi said he was still in charge of the county, despite being impeached.
In the transfers, Ibrahim Mohamed was moved from education to finance while Ismail Sheikh was moved finance to health. Hussein Sugow was moved from health to education.
Yussuf Abdi was moved from ICT to agriculture. Ahmed Shariff who was heading the trade docket has will now be in charge of ICT. Barre Idriss moves from investment and industry to finance, swapping with Abdullahi Mohamed.
Muktar said the hand over and a report must be submitted by May 31 at the latest.
On the other hand, former governor Abdi told the press on Tuesday in Nairobi that some leaders in Wajir had engineered his removal from office.
“I’m perturbed by the behaviour of some Wajir leaders who orchestrated an illegal swearing-in to remove a serving governor from office,” he said.
Abdi decried the violation of court orders, given that the High Court had barred the county assembly and the Senate from impeaching him until his petition was heard and determined.
In a separate interview with a local FM station, Abdi sad he would be returning to Wajir and his office “to continue performing his duties as the governor as required by the law”.
But addressing the press separately, Wajir leaders rallied behind Governor Muktar.
“Governor Muktar is now firmly in office. Any order purportedly issued by the High Court blocking his assumption to office was overtaken by events,” MP Adan Keynan said.