Mombasa governor Abdulswamad Nassir has named his 10-member cabinet.
Governor Nassir has taken over 100 days since he was sworn in as governor to name his cabinet.
Moreover, he has been under pressure to do the needful as all his governor counterparts had already appointed their CECs, who are already in office.
Governor Nassir has, however, on several occasions denied rumors that he was under political influence to name certain individuals to his cabinet.
Furthermore, he advertised for the position of the 10 CECs and 16 Chief Officers in November 2022 and interviews for the roles are reported to have been conducted in the week of Christmas.
In his cabinet list released on Sunday, January 15 evening, no one who served under former Governor Hassan Joho’s regime made a comeback.
Veteran Kenyan actor Kenneth Ambani Muigai has been named the CEC for Public Service Administration, Youth, Gender, Social Services and Sports.
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Aside from Ambani, other notable individuals in Governor Nassir’s list of CECs is his long-term Personal Assistant Hussein Mohammed.
Amadow, 33, has been nominated to serve the Lands, Urban Renewal and Housing docket.
Likewise, Nassir’s Deputy Francis Thoya, who undertook the Rapid Response Initiative to clear all illegal dumpsites in Mombasa, has been nominated to the Environment and Solid Waste Management docket.
Education and Digital Transformation docket will be headed by Dr Mbwarali Kame, the Finance and Economic Planning docket headed by Evans Oanda while Dr Swabah Ahmed will take over the health CECM.
Similarly, Emilly Achieng will oversee the Water, Natural Resources and Climate Change Resilience docket.
Other appointees include Daniel Otieno (Transport and Infrastructure), Kibibi Abdallah (Blue Economy, Agriculture and Livestock) and Mohammed Osman to head the Tourism docket.
Nonetheless, the names of the nominees will now be forwarded to the County Assembly for vetting before the nominees are officially sworn into office.
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