On Wednesday, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja will release his long-awaited list of County Executive Committee (CEC) members.
Sakaja made the news during an interview with Vincent Ateya of Radio Citizen on Wednesday morning, noting that the Nairobi County Assembly is ready to evaluate the nominations.
“Today I will announce my CEC members; I have already established the county assembly and its leadership,” Sakaja stated.
The county executive, who formerly served as a Nairobi Senator, stated that he has struck the ground running since his inauguration on August 25, with several of his suggested initiatives already in the works.
“We’ve already begun working, for example, on the waste problem that we discovered; in the last month, we’ve gathered 82 tonnes of garbage.” Gitanga road, Jogoo road… and we were doing it without a budget because the MCAs hadn’t approved it yet,” he explained.
Among the other things he claims his government has implemented are reforms to the county transportation and healthcare systems.
“We’ve put some matatus back on the road, and I’ve formed a healthcare task group.” I’m re-carpeting 22 roads, and the good news is that I’m familiar with the system. “I’m not new to this; I’ve been a senator in Nairobi and was born in Pangani, so I don’t require months of indoctrination,” Sakaja added.