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Why Millicent Omanga has declined Sonko’s job offer for Nairobi Deputy Governor
By Fay Ngina | Updated Mar 22, 2018 at 08:07 EAT
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga
  • Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has declined Sonko's job offer to deputize him as Nairobi's Deputy Governor
  • She says Sonko should go for a much younger person for the position

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga thanked Nairobi Deputy Governor for listing her name as one of the people who can deputize him as the next Nairobi Deputy Governor.

“I'm aware that Nairobi County Governor H.E Mike Sonko asked Nairobians to help him make a choice of his Deputy from a list of motley personalities… I wish to thank the governor for the faith he has in me and also wish to thank all those who suggested and continue to propose my name to him for the said position,” said Omanga.

However, in a Facebook statement on Tuesday 20 March, Omanga said that she is not comfortable in serving Kenyans in her current capacity as a nominated Senator.

“That notwithstanding, I wish to clarify, and I hereby do vide this statement, that I'm comfortable serving Kenyans in my current capacity as a nominated Senator in the Senate of Kenya for the next five years,” she continued.

Omanga told Sonko that he should go for a much younger person for the position citing that Nairobi needs a vibrant, fresh and innovative youth to steer the county to greatness.

“Even though I'm qualified to be a Deputy Governor, I strongly feel that Governor Sonko ought to settle for a young person…The bulk of votes he got were from the young people. More than 70% of Nairobi population is youth. He, therefore, needs a young DG to inject vibrancy, freshness and innovativeness as he steers Nairobi to greatness,” she concluded. 

On Sunday evening March 18, Governor Sonko gave a list of the people who can deputize him and asked Kenyans to vote.

Among those he mentioned included; NRM General Miguna Miguna, Citizen TV news anchor Anne Kiguta and President Uhuru’s son Jomo Kenyatta.

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