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Kiambu MCAs approve five rejected CEC nominees

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Kiambu County assembly has approved five members of the County executive committee who were earlier rejected during vetting.

The members of the County executive committee were approved during a low-key exercise conducted on Friday afternoon.

Governor Wamatangi last year suffered a blow after the assembly approved only five leaving the rest and urged the governor to submit a list of other candidates who are qualified.

According to the MCAs, the five were rejected for not demonstrating knowledge of the topical, administrative and technical issues affecting their dockets.
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The nominees are Nancy Kirumba who was nominated for the position of finance, ICT, and economic planning, Margaret Waithira in the docket of administration and public services, and Salome Wainaina for housing, physical planning, municipal administration, and urban development.

Others include; Wilfred Mwenda for Agriculture, livestock and cooperatives development docket and Dr Elias Maina in the department of Health services were disapproved.

Speaking to Star, Kiambu speaker Charles Thiong’o confirmed the existence of a special meeting and the approval of the CECM members.

Thiong’o said that the ministers will now wait to be sworn in by Governor Kimani Wamatangi on a day that will be communicated.

“On Friday, we had a special sitting with assembly members and approved the five CECM members who were earlier rejected,” Thiong’o said.

He said that the governor will declare the date when the approved ministers will be sworn in.

In December, five cabinet ministers were sworn-in in a low-key activity that was conducted by Kiambu Chief Magistrate Emily Ominde and witnessed by County Secretary Martin Njogu.

Kiambu MCA who sought anonymity has told the writer that the approval of rejected County ministers was discussed two weeks ago when the governor held a meeting with MCAs after they had stormed his office in a peaceful protest.

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He said that the governor and MCAs discussed a wide range of issues and they agreed to work together.

“This issue to approve CECM was discussed a few weeks ago after we held a meeting with the governor and we agreed to end our differences and work together, “he said.

Kiamwangi MCA Kung’u Smart has urged assembly leaders to work together and fulfil the promises they made to Wanjiku.

He noted that both executive and legislature should now work together in unity and peace.

“Recently, we held a meeting with the governor and we agreed that both executive and legislature will work together,” Kung’u said.

He rallied all elected leader to work together as a unit and ensure Kiambu County lead as an example in terms of service and development.

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