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Sakaja names Cabinet

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja. [Kelly Ayodi,Standard]

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has issued an Executive order outlining the organization of the county government.

In a circular dated December 22, 2022, Sakaja said the move seeks to streamline operations and services in the county.

“This order, supersedes Executive Order 1 of 2017 issued in November 2017 and any other Executive Orders on reorganization of Nairobi City County Government,” said Sakaja.

The county boss appointed ten (10) chief officers to head critical sectors in the county.

The sectors include: Finance and Economic Planning affairs, Innovation and Digital Economy, Talent, Skills Development and Care, Mobility and Works, Built Environment and Urban Planning, Boroughs Administration and Personnel, Business and Hustler Opportunities, Green Nairobi (Environment, Water, Food and Agriculture), Health Wellness and Nutrition and Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service.

Finance and Economic Planning affairs docket will be headed by Charles Kerich, while Innovation and Digital Economy will be headed by Michael Gumo.

Brian Mulama will lead the Talent, Skills Development and Care sector. Mobility and Works (Patrick Mbogo), Built Environment and Urban Planning (Stephen Gathuita Mwangi), Boroughs Administration and Personnel (Ibrahim Auma Nyangoya) Business and Hustler Opportunities (Rosemary Kariuki), Green Nairobi (Environment, Water, Food and Agriculture) given to Maureen Njeri.

Anastacia Mutethya Nyalita was appointed to Health Wellness and Nutrition and Suzanne Silantoi (Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service).

The appointments come in the back of criticism against Sakaja after he was summoned by UDA party disciplinary committee over allegations that he appointed members of the opposition to county jobs.

He is also accused of leaving out UDA party members in his appointments.

 In a letter dated December 19, 2022, Sakaja was asked to appear before the UDA disciplinary committee on December 23 morning.

“The disciplinary committee of the UDA part is in receipt of various complaints against your infidelity to the party by appointing members of the opposition ODM party at the expense of UDA, a party that sponsored your candidature.”


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