Sonko nominates Anne Kananu Mwenda as Nairobi Deputy Governor

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has nominated Anne Kananu Mwenda who is serving as the county’s current Disaster Management and Coordination Sector Chief Officer, to the position of Deputy Governor.

In a letter to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi, Sonko said the decision was in the interest of ensuring stability in the country’s capital after he was barred from accessing his office.

“…the complexity in Nairobi became more intricate following my arraignment in court December 2019, and the subsequent bail terms that, among other things, require me, as Governor, to stay out of office until the determination of the matter,” read the letter.

“I humbly urge the County Assembly to expedite the vetting process of the said nominee, for purposes of appointment, as per the provisions of the County Government Act, Section 8 (1) (a).

Ms. Mwenda has held her position in the Disaster Management and Coordination Sector for the last two years.”