November 23rd 2017

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Sonko's 10-man Cabinet pick includes Machakos Gov Alfred Mutua's minister

The nominees include Mr Larry Wambua who has been nominated despite holding a similar portfolio in Machakos County in charge of Public Service, Labour, ICT and Co-operatives Development.

By Phillip MuleeThursday, 05 Oct 2017 17:25 EAT

Sonko taking over from his predecessor Evans Kidero after his swearing-in at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, in August.

Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has today unveiled his 10-Member County Cabinet Ministers and forwarded the names to the County Assembly for approval.

The nominees include Mr Larry Wambua who has been nominated despite holding a similar portfolio in Machakos County in charge of Public Service, Labour, ICT and Co-operatives Development.

However, according to sources, Wambua applied for the Nairobi position and has been nominated while Cabinet positions in Machakos have been declared vacant.

Others named include Charles Kerich, the head of content at Radio Africa Group and editor of the Star newspaper. He is currently the chairman of the Media Council of Kenya. He has been nominated as the County Executive Member of ICT and E-Government.

According to a letter to the County Assembly Speaker Ms Beatrice Elachi, Mr Wambua has been nominated to be in charge of Devolution, Public Service and Administration. He is a lawyer by profession.

Also named are Ms Veska Jepkemboi Kingogo (Finance and Economic Planning), Arch. Peter Wachira Njuguna (Lands, Urban, Renewal and Housing), Dr Hitan Chhagan Majevda (Health Services), Mr Adan Igambi Isabwa (Commerce, Tourism and Cooperatives), Emmah Mukuhi Muthoni (Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources) and Mr Danvas Makori (Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisharies and Forests).

Also on the list include Janet Ouko to be in charge of Education, Youth, Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, and Mr Saleh Abdullahi Bardad to be in charge of Roads, Infrastructure and Transport.

Governor Sonko’s cabinet nominees awaiting approval by the County Assembly appears representative of the tribal diversity in the capital city.

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