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Governor Kidero reshuffles cabinet amid calls for resignation

By LILIAN MUTAVI January 22nd, 2016 1 min read

Governor Evans Kidero has created a new department, Urban Renewal and Housing, and named Mr Patrick Tom Odongo to head it.

Nairobi residents have been complaining about the poor state of some parts of the city and garbage piling up in residential areas and the move is expected to address the problem.

Dr Kidero increased the number of county ministries to 10 by splitting the Land, Housing and Planning docket to create the Urban Renewal one.

Land is headed by Mr Christopher Khaemba.

“This re-organisation involves structural and key personnel changes which will guarantee not only enhanced efficiency of the County Public Service but also ensure transparency and accountability of my staff in the discharge of their duties,”said Dr Kidero.

“These appointments take effect from today and all those affected are expected to report to their work stations immediately,” he said.

The reshuffle was  announced a day after Jubilee MCAs had called on Dr Kidero to resign for failing Nairobians.

The MCAs accused the Governor turning Nairobi into “one huge slum where garbage is not collected and roads are permanently clogged.”

Led by minority leader Abdi Guyo, they claimed the Governor is overwhelmed with the task of managing the city.