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Sonko reinstates County Executive who ignored his order

Suspended Nairobi Devolution and Public Service Management Executive Ms Veska Kangogo has been reinstated after almost a month in the cold.

Ms Kangogo was suspended by Governor Mike Sonko on June 5 for insubordination after she allegedly travelled to the United States on June 1 without her boss’s permission.

But on Monday, the former Finance executive intimated that she is back at City Hall and would formally start working today (Tuesday).

“God is faithful. I look forward to being of good service to Nairobians and Governor Sonko’s administration,” she said.

Sources at the county intimated that Ms Kangogo was pardoned after apologising to Governor Sonko.

In the June 5 letter by County Secretary Mr Peter Kariuki, Ms Kangogo was asked to proceed on leave pending provision of a satisfactory response as to why she travelled without express authority, an act the letter points out as insubordination.

“Your failure to obey lawful instruction from your appointing authority is tantamount to insubordination and therefore, you are hereby directed to step aside from your duties and responsibilities,” read in part the letter copied to Governor Sonko.

She was also asked to provide a satisfactory response within seven days why she travelled without her boss’s express authority.

“Your response, if any, should be received in the office of the herein undersigned within seven days from the date of this letter,” read the letter.