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MIGORI COUNTY GOVERNOR OKOTH OBADO. / COURTESY

Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado on Tuesday evening relieved two of his cabinet members of their duties.

The two are Education Chief Officer Marwa Muniko and Trade minister Elizabeth Ochaye.

Ms Ochaye was apparently dismissed for being politically disloyal. It is said that she openly campaigned for the now Migori Senator Ochillo Oyacko of ODM.

But the governor even though he was in remand at the time was not in support of Mr Oyacko. His handlers were campaigning for Eddy Oketch of Federal Party of Kenya.

She was replaced by Sheila Ghati who was previously serving in the public service docket.

It is however not clear why Mr Muniko was dismissed.

Obado’s director of communications, Nicholas Anyuor also also announced more changes as the governor seeks to build the legacy team.

Roseline Otieno is the new public service chief officer, replacing Mrs Mary Midida who was moved to the education department in the same capacity.

Chief officer for roads and public works, Samuel Ochieng’ will also act in the same capacity in the trade docket.

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Christopher Odhiambo Rusana was retained as the county secretary and Mr Samson Maginga as the education executive. Ghati Maroa is the new water and energy minister, with Mr Edward Kabaka serving as the chief officer.

The governor is facing murder charges for the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno and was only released on bail on Friday in an illegal possession of guns case.

The EACC is also probing him for the misuse of Sh2 billion.

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