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September 20, 2018

Governors back Waiguru for deputy CoG chair, Mvurya to succeed Nanok in June

Council of Governors chairman Josphat Nanok addresses the press after the county bosses finished the election of council leaders in Kwale on Friday, December 15, 2017. /CHARI SUCHE
Council of Governors chairman Josphat Nanok addresses the press after the county bosses finished the election of council leaders in Kwale on Friday, December 15, 2017. /CHARI SUCHE

Governors on Friday settled on Kirinyaga county chief Ann Waiguru as deputy chairperson of their council.

The county chiefs reached this, and decision on who should be chairman, through consensus.

They agreed that Turkana governor Josphat Nanok serves for six months after which he hands over to Salim Mvurya of Kwale.

Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago had expressed interest in the deputy CoG chair slot.

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Before the elections, Waiguru said he believed in herself as a leader adding that she will deliver effectively if chosen.

The county bosses also agreed that Bomet's Joyce Laboso be the chairperson of finance committee and Mohammed Ali of Marsabit to be the chief whip.

Migori's Okoth Obado was backed to head the agriculture committee, while Mohammed Kuti of Isiolo county will steer the health committee.

Embu governor Martin Wambora will be in charge of the security committee.

Media was kept at bay during on Friday meeting held in Kwale. The county bosses were there for an induction following the August 8 elections.

 

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