Sakaja rewards Raila aides in Nairobi appointments
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja appears to have rewarded close aides of Raila Odinga in his cabinet appointments.
The youthful Sakaja named Ibrahim Auma Nyangoya to the Boroughs Administration and Personnel docket. Nyangoya has been a close aide to Odinga, who contested for the presidency but lost to William Ruto in the August 2022 polls.
Also, Rosemary Kariuki, who was until recently attached to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretariat, has been appointed to lead the Business and Hustler Opportunities docket.
Also appointed is Michael Gumo, son of veteran politician Fred, who stepped aside in favor of Tim Wanyonyi for the Westlands constituency seat in the August 2022 polls.
Sakaja has handed him the Innovation and Digital Economy docket.
“Mrs Kariuki and Mr Nyangoya will work together in a bid to serve the people of Nairobi county,” said governor Sakaja.
The two will directly report to the Deputy Governor.