Janet Ouko reinstated after a bitter fallout with Impeached Governor Sonko

Acting Governor Benson Mutura has reshuffled his cabinet, reinstating one Janet Ouko, an education executive who resigned under controversial circumstances – By Gerald Gekara.

Announcing the changes Governor Mutura said the move was aimed at streamlining services offered by the county, and not political statements.

Janet Ouko had a bitter fall out with impeached Governor Mike Sonko over bursary funds in 2019.

Sonko claimed the former executive should take responsibility for the loss of Sh357.5 million in a bursary scheme meant for the city’s needy children.

“I will not tolerate any corruption case from the executives. If any one of them is involved in any, they will be charged and jailed. The officials who benefited from the bursary fund will carry their crosses. There is no cat-walking when public funds go missing,” Mr Sonko said.

Other County Executives who were reinstated were ;

– Lucia Mulwa – CEC for Agriculture, Fisheries.

– Jairus Musumba – Acting County Secretary.

– Paul Mutungi – Chief of Staff.

– Brian Weke – Legal Adviser, Office of the Governor.