Nairobi Governor Appoints City Politician To Be Her Deputy

Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda has nominated a Deputy Governor a day after her swearing into office

Paul Mutunga Mutungi, a former Mbotela Ward councillor, is her choice.

Speaker Benson Mutura, the then acting governor of Nairobi County, named Mutungi as chief of Staff on January 6, 2021.

Mutungi took over for Brian Kamau Mugo in that position.

In 2017, he ran for the Embakasi South Constituency as a member of Parliament for the ruling party Jubilee.

Kananu made this decision just a day after her swearing in into office at the KICC.

This makes her only the fourth female governor in Kenya’s history and the youngest at 41 years old.

Kenyans have yet to learn whether President Uhuru Kenyatta and his brother Raila Odinga influenced her decision.

This is because they were instrumental in her becoming governor.

The position of Deputy Governor of Nairobi has been vacant for a long time.

They appointed Kananu as his replacement on January 15, 2021, after Polycarp Igathe resigned in 2018.

Now that they have properly constituted Nairobi County’s governance, it would be fascinating to watch what happens to Nairobi Metropolitan services.

President Uhuru Kenyatta crafted the Nairobi Metropolitan to ensure inhabitants of Nairobi County continue to get services.

This comes after they removed Mike Sonko from office following allegations of corruption and a vote of no confidence by Nairobi County Assembly members.

The cat-and-mouse game between the county assembly and the governor did not sit well with the president.

He made the wise decision to assist the citizens of the capital city in continuing to get uninterrupted services.

General Badi has performed admirably, and it will be interesting to see where the president places him or whether he returns to the military.


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