Sakaja, Orengo unveils cabinet nominees


Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja and his Siaya counterpart James Orengo have unveiled cabinet nominees for their respective counties. Former government spokesperson col. Cyrus Oguna is among those who will face the Siaya county assembly for vetting after being nominated for the position of chief of staff.

Siaya county governor James Orengo named a 10 member cabinet set to face the county assembly next week for vetting.he also made six appointments to the office governor.  Among the six members appointed was the former government spokesman Cryrus Oguna who was nominated as the new chief staffs of Siaya county and Benjamina Agina, a journalist and former director of international and diaspora engagements who was nominated as the head of governor’s press.

Other nominees are CS Ogunda Ochanda’s governance and administration, ben obonyo omolo, finance and economic planning, dr. Martin Odhiambo health, dr. Caroline Onyango, water, sanitation, the environment, climate change, and natural resources. George odhiambo nyin’giro is the minister of public works, roads, energy, and transportation, Sylvester Odhiambo K’Okoth is an expert in agriculture, irrigation, food, livestock, and fisheries.  Dr. Edgar Otumba, who works in the fields of social services, youth affairs, and education and Grace Ogola is the trade, enterprise, and industrial development specialist.

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja unveiled a 10-member chief executive member team, and six advisors who will work in his administration. Among those unveiled by governor Sakaja are veteran Charles Kerich who will head the finance and economic affairs docket. While reading out the list, the governor noted that all the dockets had been renamed.

Sakaja made the announcement in Nairobi on Wednesday noting that the 19 county executive committee (CEC) member nominees will assume office mid next month should they be cleared to hold the dockets.

“We have, following continued consultations with the people of Nairobi, set out our priority areas to get nairobi moving.  We shall do this by creating an environment that promotes citizen engagement, and makes it easy for you to access services,” said Sakaja.

“Today, we introduce the nominees for county executive committee members for Nairobi city county government. This team of men and women have been carefully selected to meet the challenge of the responsibility before them.”

Sakaja’s nominees will commence working in their positions next month if they will be approved after being vetted in the county assembly

Sakaja has established two sectors, municipal administration and staff as well as business opportunities and hustlers who report to his deputy Muchiri

Suzzane Silantoi one of the youngest members was among those who were appointed by governor Sakaja to be in charge of inclusion, public participation and customer service.

By Marion Wafula


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