June 19, 2018

Why Sonko reshuffled his cabinet

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday reshuffled his Cabinet about four months after 10 executives were sworn in.

According to the Nairobi Deputy Director of Communications, Elkana Jacob, Governor Sonko had to effect the changes for better service delivery in the city.

“The Governor is after effective service delivery. People should not read too much in this, it is purely to make Nairobi County more productive,” said Mr Jacob.

In a letter dated 26 February, 2018, Sonko said the new changes take effect immediately.

“Pursuant to section 39 of the County Government Act on the accountability of members of the county executive committee which stipulates that they are individually and collectively accountable to the governor in their exercise of their powers and performance…I have decided to reshuffle the county executive members as follows with immediate effect,” read part of the letter.

Sonko replaced his Finance Executive Member Veska Kangongo with Danvas Makori, who was serving in the Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries. Kangongo will now head the Devolution docket.

Charles Kerich, who was heading ICT has been moved to Lands.

Peter Njuguna who was in Lands will now serve in the Agriculture docket.

Larry Wambua, who was in Devolution will be in charge of Environment, replacing Emmah Mukuhi who has now been transferred to the ICT docket.

The Governor maintained Hitan Majevdia in the Health docket, Allan Igambi as the Tourism Executive and Janet Ouko in the Education, Youth, Gender and Sports.

Mohammed Dagane will remain the CEC in charge of Roads, Infrastructure and Transport.

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