IEBC clears Anne Kananu Mwenda for appointment as Nairobi Deputy Governor


IEBC clears Anne Kananu Mwenda for appointment as Nairobi Deputy Governor
Nairobi Deputy Governor nominee Anne Kananu Mwenda receives her clearance from Nairobi County Returning Officer Dr. Joseph Eroo. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday cleared Anne Kananu Mwenda for appointment as Nairobi Deputy Governor.

Ms. Mwenda, who was nominated by Governor Mike Sonko, received the IEBC clearance from Nairobi County Returning Officer Dr. Joseph Eroo.

Her name has since been forwarded to the Nairobi County Assembly for vetting before appointment.

Ms. Mwenda is the current Nairobi County Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Coordination, a position she has held for the last two years.

Before she was appointed to be in-charge of the county’s Disaster Management and Coordination docket, she served as a security supervisor in charge of quality control and training at the Kenya Airports Authority for 13 years.

Earlier, the High Court declined to issues orders barring the Nairobi County Assembly from vetting Ms. Mwenda for the Deputy Governor position

In the case, Peter Adhiambo Agoro wanted the court to temporarily bar Ms. Mwenda’s vetting and also order Sonko not to nominate any other person pending the hearing and determination of his fraud case.

The court directed that the inter party hearing on the matter take place on February 17.

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