Embattled West Pokot Deputy Governor to serve without salary

Embattled West Pokot Deputy Governor to serve without salary

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West Pokot Deputy Governor Dr. Nicholas Owon Atudonyang has stepped down as CEC for Health and Sanitation.

Addressing a press conference at his offices, Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo said he received a letter from Dr. Atudonyang relinquishing his position at the health docket.

Dr. Atudonyang will now, according to Prof. Lonyangapuo, only serve as the county deputy governor without salary.

Geoffrey Lipale – who has been moved from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Pastoral – now replaces the county second-in-command as CEC for Health and Sanitation.

The change comes after Governor Lonyangapuo was last week grilled by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on claims that Dr. Atudonyang works full time in the United States yet continues to earn a salary as West Pokot deputy governor.

EACC alleged that Dr. Atudonyang, who is neurosurgeon in the US,  has remained salaried without rendering any services.

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