Gov James Ongwae Suspends Sports Minister Duke Mainga

  • Governor James Ongwae with Joash Maangi, Edwin Sifuna, Sam Ongeri among others Twitter
  • Kisii County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Culture, Sports, Youth, and Social Services Duke Mainga has been suspended. 

    Nation reports that the 27-year-old minister was accused of sabotage and misconduct. 

    According to the publication, Kisii Governor James Ongwae revealed that Mainga would be required to explain his conduct at a later date. 

    Duke Mainga

    The governor revealed that he had suspended Mainga over his childish behaviour.

    However, Ongwae did not disclose what the young minister did to warrant a suspension.

    “We cannot have executives behaving childishly. Let it be very clear, I have suspended him not sacked,” Ongwae stated.

    Sources privy to the matter divulged that Mainga had allowed free access to Gusii Stadium, a clear contravention of county government regulations.

    The youthful minister was a former student leader at Kisii University.

    He vied for the Bomachoge Borabu parliamentary seat and lost.

    Mainga was picked as a CECM two months after the elections.

    Duke Mainga shakes hands with former US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec