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Suzanne Silantoi: Sakaja’s CEC is single, worth Sh36 million

Suzanne Silantoi Lengewa dominated the headlines back in the 2017 general election when she became the youngest Senate candidate for Nairobi.

At 23 years, Ms Silantoi wanted to represent the Nairobi County residents in the Senate but it was an uphill task as she was facing a popular candidate, Governor Johnson Sakaja, who was vying under the Jubilee Party ticket.

After the 2017 elections, Ms Silantoi went silent and was hardly seen in public spaces, and neither did she run for any seat in the concluded election.

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Now, Ms Silantoi is back, but this time she has been nominated for the Nairobi County Executive Committee (CEC) by Governor Sakaja, who defeated her in 2017 to represent Nairobians in the Senate.

While appearing before the County Assembly’s Select Committee on Appointment on Monday, December 5, evening for vetting, Ms Silantoi, who has been nominated as CEC for Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service said that she is worth Sh36 million.

Ms Silantoi said that her net worth is shared with the family, which includes the ancestral lands in Samburu County.

“I come from a family of just one sibling, and I’m single,” Ms Silantoi said.

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At one point, the nominee was surprised when one of the committee members Moses Nyangaresi Ogeto (Kilimanbi) asked her if she was looking for a party.

“Actually I don’t see what that has to do with my docket,” Ms Silantoi said.

Among the ten nominees who were vetted, Ms Silantoi and Innovation and Digital Economy nominee Mr Michael Gumo are the only people who said they are single.

However, Mr Gumo said that he is having someone, and will be working to settle with her soon.

The docket was introduced by the governor to improve the relationship between his administration and county residents as well as traders, and investors.

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Ms Silantoi said that she would endure that the customer experience with the county government has been improved if the committee approves her for the position.

The Digital docket nominee Mr Gumo’s drinking habit was also raised before the committee but assured them that if approved, he would reduce alcohol consumption since he will be having a huge task to deliver to the residents and to meet the governor’s promises to the county residents.

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