Tourism Minister hands in resignation

Minister decides to step aside

Minister resigns

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua disclosed that Tourism CEC Faith Wathome had resigned from her position.

In a press statement, Dr Mutua state that Ms Wathome had requested to be revealed of her duties from his government for personal reasons.

Governor Mutua stated: "Even though I would wish her to continue serving in my Government due to her exemplary service, I respect her wish and hence my decision to accept her request."


In the statement, Dr Mutua stated that he planned to engage Ms Wathome in the future for her to continue providing her expertise and knowledge to the people of Machakos.

The governor also announced that he had appointed Francis Mwaka, Minister for Trade to serve in acting capacity at the Tourism docket.

Last year Machakos MCAs had voted to impeach Deputy County Governor Francis Maliti as the County Executive Committee member for Finance.

Led by Matungulu MCA Cosmas Masesi, the legislators accuse Maliti of failing to discharge his duties at the helm of the Finance docket.


However, Governor Mutua had said that Maliti’s impeachment was a political witch hunt, adding that he would continue serving as the Finance CEC.

He accused the MCAs of impeaching the deputy governor to hide their corrupt dealings.

According to the Governor, Maliti had written to the county assembly asking them to provide proper financial statements, expenditure and other relevant financial documents.

Mutua had written to the Auditor General to send a team to the County Assembly for a special financial audit focusing on specific areas of concern and individuals.


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