Sonko picks 4 female candidates for Nairobi deputy governor


Jane Weru, Karen Nyamu, Margaret Wanjiru and Agnes Kagure. Photos/COURTESY
Jane Weru, Karen Nyamu, Margaret Wanjiru and Agnes Kagure. Photos/COURTESY

In Summary

  • They include former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, gender activist and insurance executive Agnes Kagure, lawyers Karen Nyamu and Jane Weru.
  • Governor Sonko reportedly received a list of 10 names before picking the four candidates.
  • The Nairobi Governor had nominated Miguna to replace Polycarp Igathe, who resigned as deputy governor citing a strained work relationship with Sonko.

Four female candidates have been short-listed as candidates for the position of Nairobi deputy governor.

They include former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, gender activist and insurance executive Agnes Kagure as well as lawyers Karen Nyamu and Jane Weru.

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Karen Nyamu sought to vie for the Nairobi Woman Rep seat but lost to Rachel Shebesh during the Jubilee nomination exercise in last year’s elections.

Jane Weru is the executive director of Akiba Mashinani Trust, a non profit organization that deals with housing development & finance.

Governor Sonko reportedly received a list of 10 names before picking the four candidates for Nairobi deputy governor.

It is understood that the Governor is still consulting with the Jubilee Party leadership before submitting name of the final candidate for vetting and approval by the County Assembly.

The initial nomination of deported lawyer Miguna Miguna for Nairobi deputy governor on May 17 this year was nullified by the Nairobi County Assembly.

The assembly rejected Miguna’s nomination on grounds that his Kenyan citizenship was revoked.

Sonko had nominated Miguna to replace Polycarp Igathe, who resigned in January citing a strained work relationship with Sonko.

However, Miguna also rejected the offer saying he was not consulted and termed the move a “malicious distraction.”

 

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