Joyce Wanjiku Ngugi, who was nominated by Kiambu Governor James Nyoro as his deputy. PHOTO | COURTESY
Kiambu Nyoro nominates Joyce Ngugi as deputy governor
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro on Wednesday nominated Joyce Wanjiku Ngugi, the widow of former Gatundu South MP Joseph Ngugi, as his deputy.
The newly installed governor also reshuffled his Cabinet.
Nyoro was sworn in as the Kiambu County governor last month. He had been serving in the acting capacity as Kiambu county boss after his former boss Ferdinand Waititu was suspendedby the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) court over a corruption case and later impeached by ward reps and the Senate.
Soon after Nyoro took the oath of office, leaders started to pile pressure on him to nominate a female deputy.
Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu said he had talked to the governor over same and he responded in affirmative.
While congratulating ward reps for doing their oversight role, Mr Ndichu asked Governor Nyoro to consider nominating a female deputy governor.
“The position of the deputy governor is now vacant and it is open to anybody, I have talked to the governor and he has told me that he has no problem nominating a lady,” said Mr Ndichu.