Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has picked a media practitioner and a trainer as the Deputy County Secretary in the county government of Trans Nzoia.
Natembeya nominated Dr. Felix Sialo alongside other professionals to his administration to assist him revive the county that had lagged behind for the past 10 years without tangible developments.
During the August 9, 2022 general election, Dr. Sialo unsuccessfully vied for the Kaplamai Ward representative seat under Democratic Action party DAP-K.
The media practitioner holds a PhD in Development Communications, a Masters Degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Uganda’s Islamic University.
He was the first founder director of the Mount Kenya University Lodwar Campus where he worked for six years before transferring to Kakamega, Nakuru and Maasai Mara University from where he resigned to join active politics.
The 41-year-old professional media scholar is now considered one of the young talented brains that Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has picked to help him run his administration as 10 other professionals have been nominated to Chief Officer’s positions awaiting for vetting and approval by the Trans Nzoia County Assembly.
Former Kwanza MP George Kaptein’s son, Philip Kaptein, was picked chief officer in charge of Lands, Cherang’any Sub-County administrator Dorothy Nyukuri will be in charge of Environment, Water and Climate Change.
George Mwangi was picked as chief officer Public Works as Dr. Emmanuel Wanjala as chief officer to the department of Health.
Kennedy Etyang will be in charge of Public Service Management, while Sammy Sichangi moves to the governor’s office as chief officer.
Jane Masika Wachwenge, a PWD was picked Chief Officer Education while CPA Aston Mulupi was picked Chief Officer Finance and economic planning.
Patrick Osoro Okong’o and Isaac Omar Ndiema were picked chief officers of the Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock, Fisheries, Trade, Industrialization, Tourism and Cooperative development respectively.
Governor Natembeya also picked Dr. Roselyne Nasiebanda as chief officer Gender, Youth, Sports and Culture.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.