- Janet Muthoni-Ouko said she will pursue "other interests" after a little over a year in the office.
- While announcing her decision, she pointed out that she had had a good working relationship with the governor.
- She cited her contributions to the revival and development of the Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) model and called for the scrapping of all levies in the programme so more children enrol.
Nairobi County's Education minister Janet Muthoni-Ouko resigned on Monday, citing challenges including a small number of schools against a large population.
She said she will pursue "other interests" after a little over a year in the office.
Ms Muthoni-Ouko said she had submitted her resignation letter to Governor Mike Sonko and was awaiting his response.
In the short letter seen by the Nation, she told the governor, "I wish to thank you for the opportunity to serve in your government as an executive committee member."
She said the resignation was effective January 31.
While announcing her decision, she pointed out that she had had a good working relationship with the governor and that it was exciting to help shape the county’s education landscape.
She added, "I have however sought to resign to seek and pursue other opportunities and interests which will grow my career, personal life, and professional growth."
"For now, I cannot tell you what I will be doing. I will with time," she also said.