By Mbarak Abucheri
The Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has unveiled the much awaited list of nominees for the county executive committee. In the list forwarded to the county assembly, Joho retained three former county executive officers out of six nominees for county executive committee.
Hazel Koitaba the county finance executive has been nominated to the health department while Taufiq Balala had been retained in the Transport , infrastructure and public works department .His water counterpart Fatma Awale has also been retained in the water docket.
New entrants in the county executive list include Edward Dzilla Nyale who takes over from Antony Njaramba in the department of lands, planning and housing, Dr Godffery Nyongesa Nato replaces Lewa Tendai Mtana in the department of environment , waste management and energy.
Former chief of staff Kevin Munywoki Kyallo will take over in the Youth gender, sports and cultural affairs docket. The appointments were made by the governor in a letter dated 22nd September to the clerk of the county assembly.
“According to the powers conferred to me by the county government act 2012 sec 35, I hereby forward the names of the nominated executive members for vetting and approval before appointment to the position of county executive committee members as follows” Reads part of the letter.
The dockets that are yet to be filled include the Finance and economic docket, Tourism and culture development, Education and children, Agriculture, livestock and fisheries and Trade energy and industrial development.