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.