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Nyandarua MCAs approve governor's nominees to the executive

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By James Munyeki | May 2nd 2019

The county assembly has approved two nominees to the Health and Transport, Energy and Public Works docket.

Members of the assembly gave the nod to nomination of Kitui County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent, John Njenga Mungai, for the position of County Executive Committee (CEC) member in charge of Health.

It also approved nomination of Daniel Ndung’u Wangenye as the CEC in charge of Transport, Energy and Public Works. Mr Wangenye is the executive secretary, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Laikipia branch.

The two had been nominated by Governor Francis Kimemia.

The Health position fell vacant following resignation of Peter Mbugua who joined the National Government, while that of Transport fell vacant after resignation of Stephen Mbugua in March.

Deputy Speaker Zackary Njeru who moved the motion, told the House that Dr Mungai if appointed, had promised to have more resources allocated to the health sector, increase citizens’ NHIF awareness and enrollment.

He further said that Mr Wangenye if appointed, had promised to curb delays in the procurement by ensuring timely formulation of bills of quantities, the tendering, inspection and issuance of completion certificates.

Mungai holds a Master’s degree in Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the University of Nairobi.

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Mr Wangenye is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Nairobi and he holds a Master of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management from the same university.

"It is not fair for them to resign as state officers since this is a contractual engagement, they should relinquish their positions on interim basis for a period of five years," said the deputy speaker.

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