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City Hall dilemma — Will Sonko appoint Peter Kenneth his Deputy?

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is under pressure to appoint former gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth as his deputy Governor.

The clique that helped Sonko ascend to power…read the Central Kenya mafia is driving the agenda.

Worse for Sonko, the Orange Democratic Movement, and specifically former Orime Minister Raila Odinga has no political issues with Peter Kenneth.

During the burial of Kenneth’s Mother at Gatanga, Raila opened pushed for the appointment of Kenneth to the cabinet.
The challenge for his elevation to CS is that Muranga County has two Cabinet Secretaries: Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma-Kagwanja and Riads, Infrastructure, Housing CS James Macharia.

Ambassador Monica Juma, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary. | PHOTO COURTESY

It is not clear whether Sonko will buy into the idea, but with graft allegations circling around him, he may be forced to play ball.
Sonko, who records conversations from all and sundry is said to have blackmailed Polygarp Igathe to resign after recording him trying to push an agenda for Central Kenya business community through a contractor.

Igathe has since gone back to the Corporate world. Sonko also sent home Senate speaker Beatrice Elachi and is said to have poisoned Nairobi MCAs to reject her comeback.

Former Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe | PHOTO COURTESY

Word on the street is that the Government is said to be toying with the idea of appointing Finance CEC. Charles Kerich to the Deputy Governor position.

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