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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Reshuffles Cabinet


Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. / Courtesy

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has reshuffled his cabinet, yet again even as new appointees wait to be sworn in.

The reshuffle has seen existing ministers transferred to ‘sensitive’ dockets, where there were appointees in waiting.

Among those transferred according to reports by the Daily Nation include Charle Kerich, who has been moved to the Finance and Economic Planning docket from Lands and Housing department.

The finance docket was set be occupied by Winfred Kathagu who had gone through vetting and approved.

Mohamed Dagane who headed the transport docket has been moved to the Health docket. He even presided over his first public function during the opening of a human milk bank at Pumwani hospital

Dagane will be replaced by Trade minister Allan Igambi. Mr Newton Munene (ICT and E-government) and Water minister Larry Wambua retained their dockets.

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Environment, Trade and Lands remain without ministers.

Ms Sonia Birdi, the Environment nominee, was rejected by the Assembly while Ms Lucia Mulwa (Education) and Pauline Kahiga (Devolution) are yet to be sworn in.

Mr David Oseko is holding the position of a county attorney in an acting capacity.

Also affected by the reshuffle include Roads and Transport chief officer Fredrick Karanja, who has been moved to Agriculture in the same capacity. His position will be filled by Mr Muthama.

Dr Washington Makodingohas been moved from Agriculture as the chief officer, to the Health docket. At the health docket he replaces Mr Mohammed Salah who has moved to Housing and Urban Planning.

Chief officers who retained their positions include Mr Fredrick Nzioki (Trade), Mr Halkano Waqo (ICT), Mr Mohammed Abdi (Water), Mr Leboo Morintat (Public Service Management), Ms Anne Mwenda (Fire and Disaster Management), Mr David Makori (Environment), Mr Justus Kathenge (Planning), and Mr Stephen Mwangi (Lands).

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Written by Francis Muli

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