The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has made changes in its senior management as several top officials were interdicted pending investigations into abuse of office allegations.
Deputy Director for Human Capital Lynette Muganda is among those interdicted with Valentain Kamau set to replace her in an acting capacity. Michael Odhiambo and John Mwangi, who were working in acting capacities as deputy directors for Corporate Services and Finance and administration, respectively have also been asked to step aside.
Odhiambo will be replaced by Eng. Walter Ochieng whereas Mwangi will be replaced by Japheth Kilonzo in acting capacities as well. The Head of Supply Chain Management Mr Christopher Oludhe will also be stepping aside with Leah Naisoi set to replace him.
Other officers in senior management have been reassigned new responsibilities with their replacements coming to work in acting capacities. Robert Muasya, who has been the Deputy Director for Security, has been moved to Special projects. His counterpart in Devolution and Community Service, Michael Kipkeu has also been moved to Special Projects. Both Muasya and Kipkeu will be working at the Director General’s office with Nancy Kabete replacing the former and Ann Kahihia taking over from the latter.
The head of Corporate Communications and the service’s spokesman Paul Gathitu has been moved to become the Inspectorate with Ngugi Gecaga replacing him.
Edin Kalla, the acting Director for Parks and Reserves, has left the service on terminal leave with Wilson Korir replacing him in an acting capacity.
The changes take effect immediately.