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Journalists reap big as Sonko unveils his dream team

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has rewarded his journalist friends in his latest appointment of personal staff and advisors.

The governor has appointed journalists from Media Max Ltd, Radio Africa Ltd and Royal Media Services (RMS) to head his communication docket and social media platform.

Mukami Kamau, the former Kiambu director of county public communication and a sister of Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe, will now move to City Hall in similar capacity, replacing Beryl Okundi who served under Evans Kidero.

MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS

Ms Okundi was recently shown the door over alleged misappropriation of funds set aside for the transition period.

Kilifi-based Star newspaper reporter Jacob Elkana will deputize Ms Mukami.

K24’s Joab Mwaura is the new director of governor`s press service formally held by Walter Monga’re.

Mr Mwaura will be deputized by Richard Bosire, an editor at Radio Citizen, which is owned by RMS.

Others include Media Liason position that will be held by Sara Ndung’u from People Daily, which is owned by Media Max Ltd.

William Okoth has been appointed the speech writer.

The photographers are Issa Kabuchi and Kevin Odhiambo while videography will be done by Boaz Odundo and Nicholas Maina.

John Mwangi Maina has been appointed as the head of social media to be deputized by Allan Wafula.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The duo will lead a team of six social media handlers.

The governor has also nominated a team of six advisors with former executive committee member for environment John Gakuo taking over as advisor-urban planning,environment and urban renewal.

The governor has nominated Githende Gachanja as the economic advisor, Alphonce Mutinda as legal advisor and Abel Onchari Oyieyo as his political advisor.

The governor`s communication advisor will be Antony Otieno Ombok; Peter Kamau Mugo the head of delivery unit and Joseph Ireri Kamanda as his deputy.