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Vetting of CECMs closes as a youth expected in cabinet.

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The County Assembly appointment committee vetting incoming Mining and natural resources CECM Mr. Clive Ogwara (in blue suits) yesterday. Mr Ogwara will be the only youth to sit in Nyaribo’s cabinet. By Dan Nyamanga)

By Dan Nyamanga.

Nyamira 04 march 2021…….……The County Assembly of Nyamira’s appointments committee yesterday finalized the vetting of the County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) who are expected to fill the 10 positions which fell vacant after the death of governor John
Nyagarama.

Among those who were vetted in the last slot yesterday are Jones Omwenga for Roads, Transport and Public Works, Emily Ongaga for Finance, ICT an Economic Planning. Thomas Nyariki who will head the powerful Public Service Management and Clive Ogwara, upon approval by the county assembly will be in charge of the Environment, Mining and natural resources.

Clive Ogwara, 28, will be the first ever youth to sit in the Nyamira County Cabinet. This is seen as the current governor Amos Nyaribo’s bait to woo the youths ahead of next year’s general elections.

Governor Nyaribo considered to retain three faces from the late Nyagarama’s cabinet. The three re-appointed are Gladys Momanyi, Peris Oroko, Samuel Maiko for Health services, Agriculture livestock and fisheries and Lands, Housing and Urban Development respectively.

Dr. Grace Nyamongo, who unsuccessfully vied for Nyamira County Women
representative seat, will head the Gender, sports, culture and social services while Harrison Momanyi who worked as Nyagarama’s advisor will head Education and vocational Training.

Clive promised to represent the youth and start empowerment projects that will improve their livelihoods.

The committee is expected to table the vetting report to the assembly next week on Tuesday 9th for the whole house’s approval.