After the Kibera court freed the governor on Sh500,000 bond with surety of a similar amount or Sh200,000 bail for possession of guns unknown to the government, the county chief is back to exercise his powerful in a bid to teach his colleagues loyalty.
Two top Migori officials were fired by Governor Okoth Obado for alleged political disloyalty.
Trade CEC Elizabeth Ochanye and her Education counterpart Marwa Muniko got the news of the termination of their contracts on Tuesday night.
Mrs Ochaye was sacked over claims of political disloyalty, having campaigned openly for Mr Ochillo Ayacko, of the Orange Democratic Movement, in the senator by-election.
Most of Governor Obado’s handlers campaigned for Mr Eddy Oketch of Federal Party of Kenya after the county boss openly differed with the orange party over the manner in which Mr Ayacko was picked.
It however remained unclear why Muniko was sacked.
In a bid to replace the “traitors” , Mrs Roseline Otieno took over as public service chief officer, replacing Mrs Mary Midida who was moved to the education department in the same capacity.
The new acting chief officer for trade is Mr Samuel Ochieng’, who will continue running the roads and public works department.
Mr Moses Chamwada is now the environment executive while Mr Joshua Ngwala will remain the chief officer.
Governor Obado retained Mr Christopher Odhiambo Rusana as the county secretary and Mr Samson Maginga as the education executive.
Mrs Ghati Maroa is the water and energy minister, with Mr Edward Kabaka serving as the chief officer.An alarm was raised over how Governors discharge CECs which end up costing the counties millions of shilling in legal fees and settlements.
County governments have been losing millions of shillings to remunerate employees illegally sacked.
More changes are expected in the coming weeks as Mr Obado assembles his “legacy team”.
He is serving his second and final term.
Director of Communication Mr Nicholas Anyuor, who announced the changes, said the governor is committed to improving the services by all department.
The contracts of many chief officers have expired so the county boss might unveil fresh faces to help him push his agenda.
Mr Obado is under investigation in connection to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno.
In addition, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is looking into claims of misappropriation of Sh2 billion of county funds.
They raided his homes and office and confiscated, among other things, eight firearms, several bank statements and electronics, opening yet another case against the governor.Under Section 30(a) of the Act, the governor can sack a county executive committee member at any time. But Section 40 says only the county assembly has these powers.