Kananu nominates Chief of Staff for Deputy Governor
A day after taking the oath of office as the third governor of Nairobi City County, Ann Kananu Mwenda has picked her deputy.
Through a letter addressed to the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker, Governor Kananu has nominated Mr. Paul Mutunga Mutungi to the position of Deputy Governor.
“Pursuant to Section 32C (1)(a) of the County Governments Act, I do hereby nominate Mr. Paul Mutunga Mutungi to the position of Deputy Governor,” read part of the letter.
The position previously held by Ms. Kananu while also serving as acting governor fell vacant following her swearing-in yesterday.
Mr. Paul Mutungi currently the Nairobi County Government Chief of Staff, was appointed to that position by then acting Nairobi Governor and current Speaker Benson Mutura to replace Brian Kamau Mugo in January 2021.
While picking Mutungi, Ms. Kananu highlighted his professional competency and leadership qualities.
“In considering this nomination, I have taken into account his professional qualifications, leadership qualities, gender balance, and competencies necessary for the Deputy Governor’s seat,” Ms. Kananu noted.
The County Assembly Speaker is expected to table the name of Paul Mutungi for vetting by the appointment committee before it is either adopted or rejected by the whole house.
If adopted, Mutungi will take the oath of office within sixty days to become the fourth Nairobi Deputy Governor after Jonathan Mueke (2013-2017), Polycarp Igathe (August 2017- January 2018), and Kananu who assumed office in January this year.