Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mass resignation at Migori County Government

At least 15 senior Migori County Government officials have resigned to seek for elective seats.

The officials tendered their resignations in line with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) requirement.

The electoral law demands all public officers who intend to seek elective seats in the August 9, polls to quit by February 9.

As of the February 9 deadline, three more county officials tendered their resignation, joining the list of those quitting public service.

Topping the list was the immediate former Executive Member for Agriculture Valentine Ogongo.

“As required by law I have done my reports and also presented my resignation to the governor,” said Ogongo on the deadline day.

Mr Ogongo who has served the county for the last five years is seeking to contest for Suna West Constituency Parliamentary seat as an independent candidate.

He contested in the same seat during the 2017 polls but lost at the  Orange Democratic Movement party primaries.

His Lands counterpart Elijah Odhiambo also presented his resignation to contest for Suna East Constituency parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket.

“I have taken this path because the people of Suna East demanded a change of guard. They have tasked me to take the mantle and lead,” stated Odhiambo.

Lilian Akugo who has been serving as an Administrative Officer in the County Department of Trade, Tourism and Cooperative Development also presented her resignation on the deadline to concentrate on her quest for the Woman Representative position.

Other county officials eyeing the Governor’s position are; former Water Executive Member Rebecca Maroa (UDA), County Secretary Christopher Rusana (ODM) and former Assembly Chief Finance Officer Evans Ogutu.

Former Health Executive Kephas Nyamita is also eying Rongo Constituency parliamentary seat on the ODM party ticket while his Trade counterpart Sheila Ghati is eyeing Woman Representative position, while former Director of Sports Silas Jonyo eyes Awendo Constituency parliamentary seat.

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