Raila's Ally Hits Back After Uhuru Sacking

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (second left) and DP William Ruto (right) welcome former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye (second right) to Jubilee Party in 2017
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (second left) and DP William Ruto (right) welcome former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye (second right) to Jubilee Party in 2017.
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  • A former governor has spoken out for the first time days after President Uhuru Kenyatta relieved him of his duties.

    According to a report by People Daily on Wednesday, April 1, former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye hit out at his political competitors who he claimed were spreading falsehoods over his removal from a board chairmanship position.

    In a Gazette notice published by the on Friday, March 20, the former county boss was axed from chairing the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority.

    In his address, Nkedianye disclosed that he was ready to serve in any other capacity.

    Former Kajiado Governor David ole Nkedianye addressing a congregation at a past function
    Former Kajiado Governor David ole Nkedianye addressing a congregation at a past function
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    “We all serve at the prerogative of the president... I believe I left a mark and my political competitors must stop peddling lies for political mileage,’’ he stated.

    He further affirmed his loyalty to the current administration.

    The former governor was replaced by Erick Okeyo who will chair the board for two years. 

    Nkedianye had been appointed in 2019 after losing the county's gubernatorial seat to Governor Joseph Ole Lenku during the 2017 General Election.

    Nkedianye, a close ally of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, had won the Kajiado County Gubernatorial seat on an Orange Democratic Movement ticket.

    During his appointment in 2019, other former governors who had landed top positions included former Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu, now heading the Water Services Regulatory Board while Machakos gubernatorial race loser Wavinya Ndeti is currently the CAS in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. 

    The firing came hardly a year after Nkedianye's hiring.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a teleconference with IGAD member states at State House
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a teleconference with IGAD member states members at State House on Monday, March 30, 2020.
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