Sicily Kariuki has resigned as Water, Sanitation and Irrigation CS in a press conference on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
CS Sicily Kariuki resigns to vie for Nyandarua governor's seat [Video]
Sicily Kariuki announces her party of choice ahead of elections
While making the announcement Ms Kariuki said she would be vying for the Nyandarua governor’s seat in the upcoming General Election on August 9.
She explained that the decision was a result of months of planning and consultations with leaders and residents of Nyandarua County.
“I am committed to working with like-minded leaders in the county and national government to ensure peace and development that Nyandarua yearns for is realised,” she said.
The outgoing CS disclosed that she will be vying on a Jubilee Party ticket and expressed hope that the ruling party would carry the day.
“When I look at the gaps in Nyandarua, I have identified insecurity as a hindrance to development. I believe the knowledge I have and passion for service delivery will help me work with other leaders to make and impact in the county,” she stated.
Nzioka Waita Resigns
State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita announced that he would be resigning to vie for the Machakos Governor seat.
"As I bid farewell to the House on the Hill, I wish to thank H.E. the President for the honour of appointing me to be a member of his administration and for allowing me the humbling privilege to serve the people of Kenya in various different capacities over the past seven years," he said in a statement.
He also expressed gratitude to Deputy President William Ruto, the Cabinet, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and members of the Presidential Delivery Unit which he headed.
Waita added that his tour of duty in the Public Service had been a challenging but deeply meaningful assignment and was proud of the small contribution he made to Kenya.
"It is my hope that many young Kenyans who may be keen on playing their part in nation building will be inspired by my journey and will endeavour to pursue careers in the Public Service," he concluded.
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