BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2018-The National Land Commission vice chair Abigail Mbagaya has taken over the leadership in the changes announced on Wednesday.
The move follows the arrest and charging of chairman Muhammad Swazuri and other officials.
The commission has assured Kenyans that there is no crisis and it will continue to carry out its constitutional mandate.
“The commission is fully constituted with the Vice Chairperson Abigael Mbagaya Mukolwe performing the duties of the office of the Chairperson, as has always been the case when the incumbent is out of office,” the commission said.
The secretariat has also not been left behind with the sweeping changes.
Prof David Kuria, the Director Geoinformation Management Directorate, has been appointed in acting capacity as the Secretary/ chief executive officer of the Commission.
The position was previously held Tom Chavangi Aziz, who has been charged alongside Prof Swazuri.
Also appointed is Bernard Cherutich, Deputy Director Finance, in acting capacity as the director of Finance and Administration.
Others are Mr Joash Oindo, Deputy Director, Valuation and Taxation appointed in acting capacity as Director Valuation and Taxation.
Mbagaya’s appointments as well as that of other officials takes effect immediately.