Lusaka Shuffles County Health Docket

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has shuffled the Health docket to bring radical reforms.

He appointed Stephen Kokonya as the executive, ending months of discontent among healthworkers.

Kokonya had been the Environment executive.

Speaking during a press briefing in his Webuye residence yesterday, Lusaka said Kokonya’s managerial skills in other ministries were above board.

“Kokonya is expected to bring radical changes in the ministry that has faced numerous problems,” Lusaka said.

Dr Sylivester Mutoro, who was the Bungoma County Referral Hospital medical superintendent, has been appointed as medical director.

He replaced Dr Cleophas Kubasu.

Dr Isaac Omeri, who was in charge of the Webuye District Hospital, will replace Mutoro.

Lusaka said the county government has set aside Sh15 million to refurbish the referral hospital.

He said the facelift will change the public’s negative perception of the hospital.