Friday June 21, 2019 - Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, has promoted Narok County Commissioner, George Natembeya, to the post of Rift Valley Regional Commissioner.

In a letter signed June 21st, Kibicho said Mr Natembeya will move to the regional headquarters following his promotion.

Natembeya will replace Mr Chimwaga Mwongo who will move to Nairobi in the same capacity.

When reached for comment, Mr Natembeya said, "Yes, it's true ... I received a letter this morning (Friday) to assume duties of the Regional Commissioner."

Mr Natembeya's transfer caused a storm on social media with the public supporting and condemning the move in equal measure.

He has been in the limelight for initiating the eviction of illegal settlers from the politically emotive Maasai Mau Forest, which spreads to Narok, Bomet, Kericho and Narkuru Counties.

In September 2018, the 47-year-old, born-again Christian suffered political barbs from Rift Valley.

He is a no nonsense administrator who served as a District Commissioner in Muranga County where he managed to eliminate members of the outlawed Mungiki in the late 2000s.

As a Regional Coordinator, Natembeya would have sweeping powers and is not only set to tame rebel Jubilee politicians from making provocative statements but also rein in on the rampant bandit attacks.


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