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Trouble at City Hall as Sonko sacks three aides amid corruption claims

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has sacked three of his aides just three months after appointing them.

The aides are his personal assistant Bernard Kiio Mulwa, delivery unit deputy director Joseph Ireri Kamunde and Michael Mutua.

In a notice in the local dailies, the photographs, names and identification numbers of the three were published informing the public that they are no longer employees of the county government or working at Governor Sonko’s office.

“The county advises the public that the persons… are neither employees of the governor’s office nor of the county government, hence are not mandated to transact any business on behalf of the county,” reads the Tuesday notice in part.

SOLICITING BRIBES

The three have been accused of soliciting for bribes from county contractors and suppliers, and even the youths with the promise of speedy processing of payments and securing jobs respectively.

“Nairobi city county government has reliable information that some individuals purporting to be county staff are soliciting for bribes from county government contractors and suppliers under the pretence that they can influence speedy processing of their payments.

“They are also soliciting for bribes from unemployed youths promising them employment as security constables and firefighters, ” adds the notice.

QUICKLY AXED

The three now bring to four the number of people who were poached by the governor to be part of his team after being sworn into office in August and thereafter quickly axed.

Former Kiambu director of public communication Mukami Kamau,who served in the same capacity at City Hall, is the other one. She was sent home December last year under unclear circumstances.

The other members of Sonko’s team, that included journalists and other professionals, has K24‘s Joab Mwaura serving as director of the governor’s press service and former Radio Citizen editor Richard Bosire, as Mwaura’s deputy.

People Daily‘s Sarah Ndung’u was appointed media liason officer.