A new Cabinet Secretary has been inaugurated in Migori County Executive to fill the Ministerial vacancy following the death of late Dr Wambi Ating’a, the then Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Disaster Preparedness.
Retired Police officer, Mr Kepha Nyamita takes the Ministry of Health that, at the point of his swearing in, was headed by Elijah Odhiambo who also doubled as the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Disaster Preparedness in acting capacity. Elijah is now reshuffled to head the latter Ministry.
The swearing ceremony was presided over by County High Court Justice Antony Murima in the presence of Governor Okoth Obado, County Assembly Speaker Gordon Ogolla, County Executive Members, several MCS and hundreds of residents.

In his address during the inauguration Governor Obado challenged Mr Nyamita to come up with good policies that can help transform the county, an advice that was greatly supported by County Speaker Gordon Ogolla. Obado further urged the new CS to bravely fight any element of corruption in the Health docket.
“There are some characters in the Health Sector who sell drugs that are meant to be provided to the patients freely and therefore it is your mandate as the CS to root out such barbaric act if incase there is any. Besides, deliver in this docket since that is only what the society expects of you….nothing else,” warned Obado
“Our task as County Assembly is to play an oversight role and always knock your office to extract policies and vital information in the best interest of our County and while we execute that constitutional mandate never perceive us as your enemy,” said Ogolla.

Mr Nyamita takes the office in amid warning from Weather Scientists that the Country is at risk of heavy rains and as such the eruption of water borne diseases due to floods and poor sanitation are likely his main headache.
Migori County Executive has been incomplete since the demise of Dr Wambi Ating’a who passed on after long illness at his home, Sakwa, on January 22. Upon his demise the late Dr Ating’a was serving Obado’s government as a CS for Environment, Natural Resources and Disaster Preparedness.

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