Four of the eight Mombasa County Executive Members (CEM) who were shown the door last year have been appointed back into their offices.
However, former Infrastructure Executive Member Taufiq Balala has been moved to the Water, Sanitation and Natural resources.
The fate of former Water, Sanitation and Natural resources Executive member Fatuma Awale is still known.
Others who retained their positions are Finance and Economic planning Mariam Mabruk, Environment, Waste management and Energy Godfrey Nyongesa Nato and Hazel Koitaba who will continue manning the Health docket.
However, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho said more appointments will be made in due course.
Joho fired his entire cabinet in November last year.
He however denied that he fired them but instead said their contracts had expired and he appointed a task force to review their input in running the county.
“If the taskforce reports state otherwise some will not be retained in their offices but for those who will have positively impacted the running of the county will get their jobs back,” said the County Chief.
Mr. Denis Lewa Muganga was recently appointed as the County Secretary, a position that was being held by Joab Tumbo in acting capacity.
Joho’s efforts come amid strong criticism form civil society who recently vowed to go to court to force Joho to name his Cabinet since the county cannot run without a concrete cabinet.
The positions had been managed by the County Chief officers who doubled up as County Executive members in various county departments.
Former Education Executive Member Tendai Lewa Mtana and his counterpart in the Trade docket Khamis Mwaguya are likely to replace some of the County Executive member positions.
Education docket is currently headed by the Deputy Governor Dr. William Kingi.