Sonko reshuffles cabinet three months after swearing in
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has made changes to his cabinet barely three months after the 10 county executives were sworn into office.
“Pursuant to section 39 of the County Government Act on the accountability of members of the county executive committee which stipulates that they are individually and collectively accountable to the governor in their exercise of their powers and performance….I have decided to reshuffle the county executive members as follows with immediate effect,” read in part the letter signed by the governor and dated February, 26, 2018.
It was not immediately clear why the governor has made changes to his team after such a short time, although analysts feel he wants to assert his authority after a run in with his former deputy Polycarp Igathe who resigned last month.
Those affected are Finance executive Veska Kangogo who has been moved to the Devolution and Public Service and has been replaced by former Agriculture and Fisheries executive Danvas Makori.
Larry Wambua who was in Devolution docket will now be in charge of Environment department taking over from Ms Emmah Mukuhi who has been transferred to the ICT docket.
Mr Charles Kerich who was heading the ICT department has been moved to the Land docket replacing Engineer Peter Njuguna who moves to Agriculture.
However, four executives survived the changes as Hitan Majevda maintained the Health docket, Allan Igambi the Tourism department, Janet Ouko also remains in the Education, Youth, Gender and Sports docket and lastly Mohammed Dagane also maintains as the executive in charge of Roads, Infrastructure and Transport.
Meanwhile, Peter Kariuki whose name had been submitted to the County Assembly as county secretary nominee has been put on hold for further consultations.