Sonko nominates Anne Kananu Mwenda as Nairobi Deputy Governor


Sonko nominates Anne Kananu Mwenda as Nairobi Deputy Governor
Anne Kananu Mwenda, Governor Mike Sonko's nominee for the position of deputy governor. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Sonko, in a letter to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi on Monday, said the decision was in the interest of ensuring stability in the country’s capital after he was barred from accessing his office.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has nominated Anne Kananu Mwenda, the county’s current Disaster Management and Coordination Sector Chief Officer, to the position of Deputy Governor.

Sonko, in a letter to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi on Monday, said the decision was in the interest of ensuring stability in the country’s capital after he was barred from accessing his office.

“…the complexity in Nairobi became more intricate following my arraignment in court December 2019, and the subsequent bail terms that, among other things, require me, as Governor, to stay out of office until the determination of the matter,” read the letter.

“I therefore humbly urge the Assembly to expedite the vetting process of the said nominee, for purposes of appointment, as per the provisions of the County Government Act…”

The embattled Nairobi city boss further vowed to abide by the court’s bail terms, adding that he will however ensure that this does not interfere with operations of the county or service delivery to residents.

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