Kiambu County Secretary Martin Njogu resigned days after Kiambu governor Governor Kimani Wamatangi renewed his 5 years term in office.
Speaking to People Daily, Njogu noted that he tendered his resignation letter late last week, much to the chagrin of the governor who relied on him in matters of governance.
Though the County Secretary didn’t give reasons why he had decided to call it a day, reliable sources alleged that one of the reasons was the fact that his boss had directed him to write sacking letters to hundreds of workers who were employed by the previous regimes.
Wamatangi is the fourth county chief having succeeded William Kabogo, Ferdinand Waititu and James Nyoro.
“The other reason why Njogu decided to leave is that discreet surveillance cameras have allegedly been installed in his office which indicates that his boss doesn’t trust him,” the inside source who sought anonymity claimed.
Education CEC Bibianne Aidi has also tendered her resignation with sources intimating that more senior Kiambu county members of the executive have aligned their resignations.
We were however unable to reach Aidi who is the immediate former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Mt.Kenya University to get a comment.
This comes ahead of the recruitment of Chief Officers (COs) with their interviews set to kick off tomorrow, Monday, February 27, 2023.
Wamatangi has faced hurdle after hurdle since he assumed office almost 6 months ago and has been unable to fully form his government.
His first hitch was when Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) rejected 5 of his 10 CECs in November last year though the same County Assembly approved them late last month under unclear circumstances.
Their approvals have since prompted an NGO namely Mbunge La Mwananchi to sue the governor and the matter is pending at the Kiambu High Court.
Wamatangi had appointed his cabinet last year retaining four of his predecessor’s County Executive Committee Members ( CECM).
The 10-member team comprised of 5 women and 5 men who when approved by the County Assembly Public Appointment committee will enable the governor to deliver on his manifesto promises.
Those retained included Margaret Riunge who is set to retain the Administration and Public Service docket.
Salome Wainaina was posted back to the Lands, Housing, Physical Planning, Municipal Administration and Urban Development docket.
Wamatangi also retained Environmentalist David Kuria and one Samuel Kuria to man the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and Roads, Transport, Public Works and Utilities respectively.
Other appointees were Ali Osman to handle the Youth, Sports and Communication, Mwenda Kiara Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperative Development with Maina Mbuthia set to assume the Health Services docket.
Trade, Tourism, Industrialization and Investment, Education and Finance had Nancy Gichungwa, Bibianne Aidi and Nancy Kirumba appointed as their executives.
However, MCAs would later reject Nancy Kirumba, Margaret Riunge, Salome Wainaina, Elias Mbuthia and Wilfred Mwenda Kiara.