Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has urged his cabinet to work together to serve the residents of Nairobi and improve the state of the County. Addressing listeners during the swearing-in ceremony for the CECs in Nairobi at Charter Hall on Friday, the Governor said the state of the County hasn’t been good and they have the responsibility for improving it, “You are aware we inherited a city in terrible state where corruption and cartels controlled a number of departments such as Revenue Department, Rates Department, and Legal Department,” he said.
He outlined that he shall complete the constitution of his entire government by finalizing the appointments of the County Chief Officers who shall coordinate activities of the various sectors to enhance service delivery. He termed his cabinet as competent and dedicated, and one that will push forward the development agenda and help the executive to implement policies that will improve on service delivery and to uplift the living standards of residents, “I urge you to exercise high levels of integrity as you undertake your responsibilities in accordance with the constitution,” he added.
The County Executive Members received approval from the County Assembly and Governor Sonko thanked them for standing by his nominee’s list, “I wish to thank the County leadership under the wise leadership of the Hon. Madam Speaker Beatrice Elachi, the membership of the Committee on Public Appointments, Majority and Minority leaders and all the members of the County Assembly for approving all my CEC nominees,” he said. The cabinet is set to begin work immediately, as they go about reshaping Nairobi City and trying to reclaim the city’s lost glory, given that eyebrows were being raised after the infiltration of hawkers and street children to the Central Business District.
The Nairobi CECs are Ms Veska Kangongo in charge of the Finance and Economic Planning Docket, Peter Wachira Njuguna (Lands, Urban Planning), Dr. Hitan Majevda (Health Services), Mr. Allan Igambi Esabwa (Commerce, Tourism and Cooperative), Ms Emmah Muthoni (Environment, Water, Energy), Dr Danvas Makori(Agriculture, Livestock Develomemt, fisheries), Ms Janet Ouko(Education, Youth, Gender, Sports, Cultuyre), Mr. Larry Wambua (Devoultion, Public Service and administartion), Mr. Charles Kerich (ICT and E-Government), Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Dagane (Roads, Infrastructure and Development).