President Uhuru redeploys George Natembeya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has redeployed former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya to the office of the President.

The move comes a day after Natembeya resigned in a bit to race for Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat in the August 2022 elections.

Makueni County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim now take over the Rift Valley region as William Kangethe Thuku takes over Nairobi as a regional commissioner.

After 25 years of public service, Natembeya opted to venture into politics as he swore his allegiance to transform Trans Nzoia county.

In a public address on Wednesday 12, 2022, he thanked the president, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho for the opportunity and the support they accorded him.

Natembeya took the move to beat the February 9 resignation deadline for public servants eyeing political seats in the August 9 general Election.

Trans Nzoia gubernatorial race

However, his political ambitions fall short of the appointment to the office of the president.

Having been pulled out, the county gubernatorial race remains between long-serving member of governor Khaemba’s cabinet, Finance Executive Boniface Wanyonyi, Trans-Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo, former Agriculture Executive Andrew Wanyonyi, businessman Moses Khaoya and Philemon Samoei.

Others in the race include Abraham Singoei and Maurice Bisau, both working in the office of Deputy President William Ruto.

 

See also: Police in Trans-Nzoia pursue firearm thieves

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