Nairobi Governor Sonko reshuffles cabinet — Again

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

Embattled Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has unleashed a fresh row of reshuffles as day edges closer to his EACC date with Integrity Center.

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, which summoned 15 top county officials including Governor Sonko’s entire cabinet, will be recording statements over an alleged Dandora Stadium scandal. 

Newly rehabilitated Dandora Stadium

Acting County Secretary Pauline Kahiga, who was also Agriculture executive, swapped places with Lands Executive Winfred Kathangu, while still listed incharge of Finance.

Others are Allan Igambi (Trade), Newton Munene (ICT and E-Government), Larry Wambua (Devolution), Lucia Mulwa (Education) and Hitan Majevdia (Transport). Vesca Kangogo, who is in charge of the Environment docket will also be acting the Health docket whose executive Mohamed Dagane was suspended.

According to the Daily Nation, The changes also affected chief officers. Head of Revenue Johnson Akong’o has been appointed acting Finance chief officer. He replaces Mr Halqano Waqo who has been moved to Youth and Sports department as chief officer. Mr Jarius Musumba who is Devolution chief officer, will now hold both Trade and Education in acting capacity.

Mr Stephen Mwangi, who has been holding forte at Lands and acting in Urban Planning in place of suspended Mr Justus Gathenge, will relinquish the latter which has gone to Washington Makodingo in an acting capacity. Dr Makodingo still remains as the Economic Planning chief officer.

Other chief officers are: Engineer Frederick Karanja (Roads), Ann Mwenda (Disaster Management), Sahal Mohamed (Health), Leboo Morintat (Public Service Management), Peter Mukenya (ICT and acting in E-government) and Mr Abdirahman Mohamed (Water and Environment). 

Addressing the shuffled cabinet, the County communications director, Elkana Jacob said that the shuffled aimed at getting better service delivery to implement projects laid out by the county.