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Photos of the Powerful Government Official Who Has Replaced George Natembeya in Rift Valley

Makueni County Commissioner, Mohamed Ahmed Maalim is set to replace Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya who resigned earlier today to pursue political interests.

In 2019, Maalim emerged as the best County administrator in Kenya during the 2019 Public Service Excellence Awards (PSEA), having reposed public beaches in Mombasa County.

This comes just a day after the outgoing Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mr George Natembeya announced that he had officially resigned from his powerful position.

Preparing for his resignation this week as the Rift Valley RC, Natembeya said the call to join politics came from Trans Nzoia County residents saying "they have encouraged me to be their governor in 2022 to improve their lives".

When he was transferred to Nairobi, Kamukunji area from Murang'a, Mr Natembeya says he was able to oust Al-Shabaab militants in less than 100 days of his administration and hence will deliver services to the people of Trans Nzoia county.

Serving as the Narok County Commissioner, he lashed out at a network of hooligans promoting female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.

In addition, he is remembered for his announcement that Narok female students should be screened for circumcision before being allowed to return to school after the holidays.

Some human rights organizations and stakeholders in the education sector criticized the stance, calling it a violation of the girls' privacy policy.

Mr Natembeya, however, did not loosen the noose, urging the chiefs to ensure that FGM is effectively dealt with by hooligan men who abort schoolgirls to be severely punished.

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Kenya Mohamed Ahmed Maalim Mombasa County Natembeya Rift Valley

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