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Sonko Nominates Star Editor Charles Kerich to be Nairobi Executive In Charge of ICT

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has nominated a popular Kenyan...

The Nairobi County boss has picked The Star Editor in Chief Charles Kerich to be the county executive heading the Department of ICT and E-Government.

Kerich, who is also the Chairman of the Media Council of Kenya, has over twenty years of experience and is a regular at NTV’s popular programme, Press Pass.

The veteran journalist now awaits approval from the Nairobi County Assembly after which he will serve in Sonko’s inaugural cabinet.

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The Nairobi Governor has indicated that he will be seeking to have a team of qualified professionals in his cabinet even as he seeks to reward his campaigners and supporters.

"As I have stated, I remain committed to ensuring Nairobi's next administration is all-inclusive and reflects the face of Kenya and the cosmopolitan nature of Nairobi,” Sonko stated in a past interview.

The ICT nominee holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a masters in International Studies.

A week to the August 8 election, the flamboyant politician was forced to come out to dismiss a fake list of his prospective cabinet that had gone viral.n

Media personality Caroline Mutoko had purportedly been allocated the department of Urban Planning in the controversial list.

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