In Summary
  • He pointed a finger to “outside forces unhappy with his leadership,” and specifically accused Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho of undermining his leadership.

  • Part of the problems facing Mr Sonko’s administration is his failure to nominate his deputy more than a month since the Supreme Court gave an advisory opinion.

  • On Tuesday last week, the governor sacked the county executive committee member for Finance Mr Danvas Makori barely two months  after he appointed him, accusing him of working for his political enemies.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has defended his administration against accusations that it’s chaotic and unfocused, saying he is committed to delivering on his election pledges.

He pointed a finger to “outside forces unhappy with his leadership,” and specifically accused Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho of undermining his leadership.

“I want to tell this PS, who has been fighting me, that he will not succeed in his attempts to put me at loggerheads with the Kikuyu community,” he said during a “Doing Good” day celebrations, an international day that recognizes remarkable contributions made by individuals to society, at City Hall, Nairobi.

FAILURE

His comments came against a backdrop of multiple reshuffles in his county executive and claims of spying on his staff.

Part of the problems facing Mr Sonko’s administration is his failure to nominate his deputy more than a month since the Supreme Court gave an advisory opinion,  allowing governors to nominate a deputy whenever a vacancy arises.

The Senate has also adopted amendments to the County Government Act, allowing governors to appoint deputies whenever there is a vacancy.

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