Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Shortlists 5 Women for Deputy Governor Position

  • Citizen TV journalist Anne Kiguta's name is among the five women Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has forwarded to the speaker of the county Assembly Hon Beatrice Elachi for consideration for the deputy governor position.

    Through his social media, Sonko announced that he had also shortlisted Ministry of Public Works, Youth and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rachel Shebesh, former Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro, businesswoman Agnes Kagure and Nairobi lawyer Karen Nyamu.

    "I have also directed the Nairobi county assembly to have a special sitting tomorrow through a special gazette notice to be issued later today after 12 pm. The Honourable members of the Nairobi county assembly will vet, debate and finally vote to decide who becomes the 3rd Deputy Governor of Nairobi county," he posted.

    [caption caption="Rachel Shebesh"][/caption]

    Earlier in March, Sonko released a shortlist of people whom he would consider for the Deputy Governor position two months after Polycarp Igathe resigned.

    Through a statement on his social media, Sonko asked Nairobians online to help him nominate his deputy from the list of 22 potential suitors.

    [caption caption="Elizabeth Ongoro"][/caption]

    "Great people of Nairobi, some say politics is about numbers. My FaceBook page has over 1,300,000 fans out of which 925,892 are Nairobians.I believe it is you the great people and God who have the powers of nominating leaders.

    "Hence hebu munisaidie hapa (Help me out here)whom do you think deserves to be my Deputy Governor?” he posted on Sunday night.

    Among the notable names who appeared on the initial list included President Uhuru Kenyatta's brother Muhoho Jomo Kenyatta, Self Declared NRM General Miguna Miguna and Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

    Others listed include: Current CEC Education, Youth Affairs and Gender Janet Ouko, Former Minister Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Former MP Dennis Waweru, Nominated Nairobi Senator Millicent Omanga, Former Town Clerk John Gakuo, Former KTB Chairman Raymond Matiba, Former PSs James Ole Kiyapi and Irungu Nyakera. 

    [caption caption="Agnes Kagure"][/caption]

    Officials from StateHouse who made the list include: Uhuru's personal secretary Jomo Gecaga, Deputy Chief of Staff at Office of the President Njee Muturi and Deputy State House Comptroller George Kariuki.

    [caption caption="Karen Nyamu"][/caption]