Media Council boss Charles Kerich lands top City Hall job


Charles Kerich

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has cracked the whip and fired all County Executives under former Governor Evans Kidero’s regime.

On Thursday, Sonko named 10 new county executive nominees including veteran journalist and Media Council Chairman, Charles Kerich, who was is the nominee for the ICT and E-Government post.

The list of nominees, who include three women and seven men, was forwarded to the Speaker of Nairobi County Assembly, Beatrice Elachi, for vetting by the County Assembly.

Sonko has also fronted Vesca Kangongo, who served as vice chair of the Nairobi County Public Service Board, as the Finance and Economics executive, edging out Mr Gregory Mwakanongo.

Elimu Yetu Coalition Director Janet Ouko, who unsuccessfully vied for the Nairobi Women Rep candidature in the Jubilee Party nominations, has been nominated to take over the Education, Youth, Gender, Sports and Social Sciences docket.

Mr Peter Wachira Njuguna is the Lands, Urban renewal and Housing nominee.

Others include Mr Hitan Chhagan Majevda (Health Services), Ms Emmah Makuhi Muthoni (Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources), Mr Danvas Makori (Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisheries and Forestry).

Mr Larry Wambua, who served as a county executive in Machakos County was nominated to head the Devolution, Public Service and administration while Mr Mohamed Ahmed Dagane was proposed to head the Roads Infrastructure and Transport docket.

On Thursday afternoon, Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo tabled the names of the nominees in the house for vetting.

Speaker Elachi has already forwarded names of the nominees to the select committee of appointment for vetting.

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