Sonko Makes U-Turn, Reinstates ‘Super’ Minister Charles Kerich

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko makes U-turn despite facing numerous problems.

Sonko reinstated Charles Kerich to his cabinet after firing him last month.

Details emerged that Mohamed Dagane who was also sent packing, was drafted back into the governor’s government.

Charles Kerich

Kerich and Dagane will play the role of CECs for Lands docket and Road docket respectively.

While restoring the two, the embattled Sonko also reshuffled his cabinet with the immediate former Lands CEC Pauline Kahiga and ex- Agriculture department head, Winfrend Gathangu, sent home.

Others officials given new dockets include Vesca Kangogo from Health and Environment to Devolution and Hitan Majevda will now head the Health department.

Notice from Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

A source who spoke to Opera News under anonymity, disclosed that Kerich’s reinstatement was due to being innocent in the Precious Talents Academy tragedy.

Kerich and Dagane met their unfortunate fate after they were kicked out of office following the calamity that took the lives of 8 pupils in 2019.

The owner of the school, Moses Wainaina, explained that the county administration dug a sewer line behind the classrooms that would have caused the accident.

Following concerns raised by the public over the matter, the controversial leader took action after promising to get to the bottom of the matter.

Sonko on his part, claimed that rogue officials behind the catastrophe would be held responsible and justice sought for the families of the victims.

“I have, therefore, suspended the Nairobi City County Government officials with immediate effect, to facilitate impartial investigations that have commenced into this unfortunate incident and the conclusion of the ongoing comprehensive systems audit in the Urban Planning Department,” remarked the governor.

Rescue efforts at Precious Talents School. Pupils at Gitwebe Primary School escaped death after strong winds blew off classroom roofs [Photo, Courtesy]
The removal of Kerich came as a surprise to many as he was the county bosses closest ally.

His relationship with the city leader earned him the nickname ‘Mr Fix it’

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with County Executive Charles Kerich [Photo, Courtesy]
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with County Executive Charles Kerich [Photo, Courtesy]
The Nairobi governor aside from sacking the individuals moved to order the demolition of buildings that were constructed without proper approvals.

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