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Waiguru assured of Council of Governors vice-chairperson job

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is set to be rewarded by the ruling party with a Council of Governors vice-chairperson position during a retreat for county bosses on Thursday.

Reports from Diani Reef Hotel, Kwale County, the venue of the first retreat for governors and deputies since the August polls, indicated that the Jubilee Party leadership endorsed Ms Waiguru for gender balance.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will open the meeting, had endorsed Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya to dethrone his Turkana colleague, Mr Josphat Nanok, as CoG chairman.

GENDER BALANCE

Mr Nanok, who was elected in April, is yet to complete his term but Jubilee has been keen on replacing him to control the crucial club. Mr Nanok was re-elected on the ticket of the opposition ODM party.

The Turkana County boss replaced former Meru Governor Peter Munya, who, together with first CoG chief Isaac Ruto (Bomet), rubbed the Jubilee administration the wrong way.

Jubilee governors told the Nation on Tuesday that Ms Waiguru, a former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, was picked for gender balance.

The other women governors are Mrs Charity Ngilu of Kitui and Bomet’s Dr Joyce Laboso. Jubilee has more governors than the opposition.