Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has finally nominated a Deputy Governor as he fights graft charges against him.
In a statement read by County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi on Monday evening, Sonko nominated Anne Kananu Mwenda as is Deputy Governor.
“In March 2018 the Supreme Court gave an advisory regarding the nomination of a Deputy Governor once vacancy occurs as in the case in Nairobi County,” the letter read.
” Given the foregoing, and in the interest of ensuring stability Nairobi and the largest County by economy and population, I do hereby nominate Anne Kananu Mwenda to the position of Deputy Governor,” says the letter in parts.
Sonko has for the longest time ignored the senate committee in pressure to name his deputy after the resignation of Polycarp Igathe two years ago.
The county boss is currently facing corruption charges and he is yet to be cleared to run office.
Anne Kananu Mwenda was working in the county as Disaster Management and Coordination Chief Officer.