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Sonko reveals 4 Women likely to be Nairobi Deputy Governor

Nairobi's next Deputy Governor after Igathe's resignation...

Mr. Sonko has been under pressure to nominate an individual who will take up the role of assisting him in the County operations.

In March, Supreme Court gave Sonko the leeway to select his Deputy Governor for vetting by the County Assembly within 14-days but the timeline has long expired.


Sonko went ahead to select self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna, a man who was forcefully deported to Canada by the Jubilee Government under controversial circumstances.

When Sonko nominated Miguna, it was viewed as a tact to revenge against a top Government official who he accused of undermining his leadership in Nairobi.

"I appointed him out of anger, bitterness, and intimidation, so I said potelea mbali chukua huyo Miguna Miguna. They had stressed me a lot and I just did it to take them head-on.

"There was also a lot of pressure and bad politics. And because of that, I did it without consulting," he said on Wednesday morning during an interview on Milele FM.


At the same time, the Nairobi Governor revealed that he was still consulting on who is best suit to take up the role of Nairobi Deputy Governor.

Speaking during the radio interview, Sonko said that he prefers to have a female DG noting that he already has four names he would like to nominate.

"I have four names but I am still conducting consultations because Jubilee belongs to the leadership. There is Agnes Kagure, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Karen Nyamu and Jane Weru," he said.

Ms. Kagure is the founder of and Managing Principal of the Insurance Consulting Group (ICG) while Bishop Wanjiru is a former Starehe Member of Parliament.


Karen Nyamu was contesting for the Nairobi Women representative seat during the 2017 General Election.

At the same time, Sonko proposed that in the likelihood of a referendum in Kenya, the clause which stipulates that a Deputy Governor takes over from the Governor in case of death should be removed.

According to Sonko, the clause was a dangerous one as it puts the lives of Governors on the line.

"Some Deputy Governors can target their bosses so that they can inherit them," he said.


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