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Reprieve for Nathif as he finally sends home sacked CECs following end of legal battle

By Suleiman Hassan

Idriss Mukhtar

Sacked Trade CEC Idriss Mukhtar (with microphone) and his Water counterpart who was also shown the door, Muktar Bulale (seated next to him) at a past function.

Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has today carried out changes in his administration after a legal battle with sacked CEC’s came to an end.

Speaking when he announced the surgery to his Executive Committee Members, Nathif said the changes were aimed at optimizing as well as fast tracking service delivery to the residents of the county.

The governor sent home three members of his Executive Committee on May 25, 2016 for ‘sleeping on the job’. They were Environment, Energy and Natural Resources CEC Mr. Salah Yakub, Education, Public Service, Intergovernmental and Labour Relations in charge Hussein Hajir and his trade counterpart Idriss Mukhtar as well as Water’s Mukhtar Bulale.

The trio later went to court to challenge the decision.

The legal battle jeopardized service at the affected ministries as the executive showed unwillingness to work with the officers who got a stay order from the courts, a decision that has recently been thrown out giving Nathif the chance to replace them.

Water has now been merged with Environment and National resources and will be headed by Mohamed Aden Noor, current CEC for Education. Noor’s place will be taken by Safia Sheikh Omar.

Safia’s Agriculture, fisheries and irrigation docket has been merged with the Hajir Mohamed Dahiye led Livestock docket.

Nathif also placed the Trade and Commerce portfolio under the finance ministry headed by Abdihakim Sheikh Dayib.



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