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Waititu suspends top official for 'posting photos on WhatsApp and Facebook'

If your work is taking pictures and posting them on Facebook and WhatsApp, then we shall not allow that - Waititu

The suspension, which comes barely a week after the resignation of another CEC, demanded Mr Mugwe to proceed on a compulsory leave, after which he was required to have a meeting with the governor.

“I shall have a meeting with you after the expiry of your leave to agree on your performance and set targets,” reads part of the letter signed by the governor, as quoted by the Standard.

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In November last year, Mr Mugwe was transferred from the Roads, Transport and Public Works docket where he was CEC.

“Yours truly John Mugwe has been requested to proceed on leave for a period of 30 working days effective today. It is a shock but hoping (sic) that I will continue serving Kiambu people after the 30 days,” the suspended Mugwe posted on Facebook, but failed to give more details.

It is worth noting that the suspended CEC in 2017 shelved his ambitions for the governor’s seat in Kiambu after consultative meeting with Jubilee Party. It remains unclear why the governor has suspended the CEC.

Unconfirmed sources however revealed that the governor may have been angered by Mugwe’s behaviour of posting photos on social media.

“If your work is taking pictures and posting them on Facebook and WhatsApp, then we shall not allow that,” said Waititu.

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The suspension comes in the wake of the resignation of Agriculture CEC Dr Jeremiah Nyori, after what sources described as frustration by senior county government officials.

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