NASA coalition on Friday changed the course of Nairobi County governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko from naming a Deputy Governor after requesting him, through written communication to consider their nominee, Ms Rahab Wangui.
While addressing journalists in Kilifi County, Mr Sonko unveiled his new cabinet but failed to name a new Deputy Governor a position that has been vacant since the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January 2018.
According to Sonko, the NASA coalition requested him to consider their nominee and further consultations before appointing a new deputy.
Earlier this week, the Governor had announced that he had found and settled on a candidate that will fill the vacancy.
However, further consultations between various stakeholders will delay the naming of the deputy gorvenor for few more weeks.
NASA has described their nominee, Ms Rahab Wangui as “a firm believer of servant-ship who is anchored on the principles in serving the community with a vast experience in public affairs management.”
Ms Wangui a member of Wiper Democratic Movement has previously vied twice for the position of Women Representative in Nairobi County. She has also served as a vice chairperson of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Nairobi Chapter and as a senior program officer for Plan International a charity organization.
However, Ms Wangui is not the first NASA nominee for Deputy Governor as Mr Mbuvi previously appointed lawyer Miguna Miguna of NASA but he was rejected as he was deported to Canada by the national government.
The Governor has named new county executive committee members – all women – to fill open vacancies of CECs who had resigned or got fired.
They are Lucy Mulwa ( Education, Youth, Gender, Sports and Social Services), Dr Stella Bosire-Otieno (Health), Winfred Kathangu (Finance and Economic Planning), Pauline Kahiga-Waititu (Public Service Management and Devolution) and Sanjeev Kaur Sonia Birdi (Environment).
Mohammed Dagane was retained as the Roads, Infrastructure and Transport CEC, Allan Igambi (Tourism, Trade and Cooperatives) and Charles Kerich (Lands, Urban Development, Urban Renewal and Housing).
Larry Wambua was moved to the Water and Agriculture docket and Newton Munene (ICT, Communication and E-Government).