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Nairobi Governor Kananu Nominates Former Chief of Staff as Deputy Governor

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Nairobi Governor Kananu nominates Paul Mutunga Mutungi as her deputy

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Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu has nominated Paul Mutungi to deputise her for the remaining 9 months before the August 9, 2022, General-Election.

“In this regard, and pursuant to Section Pursuant to Section 32C (1)(a) of the County Governments Act, I do hereby nominate Mr Paul Mutunga Mutungi to the position of Deputy Governor,” reads the letter.

Mutungi has been serving as the County’s Chief of Staff, a position he won when the then interim Nairobi Governor Benson Mutura awarded him the post during a mini cabinet reshuffle.

Kananu’s moves comes a day after she was sworn in as the governor, becoming the first female boss in the county but third since 2013.

She is placed the third female to govern a county after Charity Ngilu of Kitui, Anne Waiguri of Kirinyaga and the late Joyce Laboso of Bomet.

In January 2020, Sonko nominated her as his deputy and forwarded her name to the County Assembly for vetting.

Her path to succeeding Sonko was cleared on November 9 this year after the Supreme Court dismissed an application by the latter challenging her appointment.