Sonko unveils his Cabinet, sends home entire Kidero team

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko when he officially opened the assembly yesterday../MONICAH MWANGI

Governor Mike Sonko yesterday sent home the entire cabinet of his predecessor Evans Kidero.

The city boss unveiled his team of 10 CECs which included the Star chief editor Charles Kerich. Kerich, who is also the chairman of the media council of Kenya, was nominated to the ICT and E-Government docket.

Former county public service board vice chairperson Vesca Kangongo was nominated CEC Finance and Economic Planning, taking over from CEC, Gregory Mwakanongo who served in the docket during Kidero’s tenure.

Elimu Yetu Coalition Director, Janet Ouko who also vied for participated in the Jubilee primaries for the city woman rep ticket was nominated the Education, Youth ,Gender, Sports and Social sciences CEC.

Peter Wachira Njuguna was nominated to the Lands, Urban renewal and Housing CEC. In Kidero’s administration, the lands and urban were two separate sectors.

Former Alliance High School principal Christopher Khaemba was in charge of the Lands docket while Tom Odongo was in the Urban Renewal sector.

Hitan Chhagan Majevda was nominated the Health services CEC taking over from Bernard Muia who only served for three years.

Environment Water, Energy and Natural resources, the sector responsible for the managing waste in the city, went to Emmah Muthoni while Danvas Makori will head the Agriculture,Livestock development and Fisheries and Forestry sector, if approved by the assembly.

Larry Wambua who was a member of the first Machakos County Government was nominated to head the Devolution, Public Service and administration CEC. The sector was previous called the Public Service Management.

Mohamed Ahmed Dagane will now be in charge of Infrastructure and Transport. This was the sector that will ensure the city’s poor roads are repaired and control the traffic snarl ups in the city.

Sonko forwarded the names to the Nairobi county Assembly for vetting and before they are appointed.

In a letter addressed to County Speaker Beatrice Elachi, the governor said, “Persuant to article 179 (2)of the constitution as read together with section 35 (1)a and b of the county Government Act, I hereby submit the names of the following persons for vetting snd approval by the County assembly,”

Elachi who read the names in the house as a message from the governor, committed the list to the select committee on appointments for consideration.


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