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Sonko speaks out on ‘leaked cabinet list’ that includes Caroline Mutoko

Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Mike Sonko has termed as ‘propaganda’ a lineup of his cabinet if he is elected governor in the election.

Mr Sonko, in a statement on Tuesday, termed the list as “a lazy imagination by my detractors who want to introduce confusion amongst my supporters and the people of Nairobi.”

“My attention has been brought to a list circulating on social media purporting to give names of people who shall serve in my administration as the next Nairobi City County governor.

‘LAZY IMAGINATION’

“Clearly, it is a lazy imagination by my detractors who want to introduce confusion amongst my supporters and the people of Nairobi,” said Sonko.

According to the list,  Kavemba Mutinda, a former Nairobi senatorial aspirant on Jubilee party, will be appointed as Public Works, Roads and Transport executive, former KFF boss Sam Nyamweya as Finance, Economic Planning executive, Rachael Kamweru as Water, Energy, Forestry and Natural Resources executive, and Syalo Ngilu as Education, Youth affairs and Culture executive.

Others are as John Muhoho (Urban Renewal executive), Billy Arocho (Security and Compliance executive), Bruce Odhiambo (Trade Industry and Tourism executive), Washington Makodingo (Health Services executive), June Ruto (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries executive) and Millicent Omanga (Public Service Management executive).

The list also included media personality Carol Mutoko (Urban Planning executive), former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua (Chief-of-Staff) and Stephen Sangira (Head of Information Communication).

CORRUPT CARTELS

The Jubilee Party candidate blamed the list on ‘corrupt cartels’ who have panicked and resorted to deploying unorthodox tactics to cause unnecessary tension and anxiety.

“The architects of the same seem to completely lack creativity and an understanding of the people of, and challenges facing, Nairobi. I urge all my supporters and the people of Nairobi to treat this latest propaganda with the contempt it deserves…,” he said.

The senator reiterated his commitment to ensuring that he forms an all-inclusive county government.

“As I have stated before, I remain committed to ensuring Nairobi’s next government will be all-inclusive and representative not only to reflect the face of Kenya. I wish to thank all the people of Nairobi for the great faith they have continued to have in me, and their overwhelming decision to elect me as their next Governor,” said Sonko.