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Sakaja sets the record straight about vying for Council of Governors chairperson seat



By Judith Gicobi

Johnson Sakaja, the governor of Nairobi, has denied rumors that he has his eye on the position of Council of Governors chair.

Sakaja stated that he must give his entire attention to his duties as Nairobi’s leader.

“To put the record clear, I am not presenting myself for election as Chair of CoG. The task in Nairobi requires 100% dedication and focus,” he wrote on Twitter.

Sakaja and his colleagues, Ann Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Mutula Kilonzo Jr. (Makueni), Ole Lenku (Kajiado), and Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), were mentioned in the report as potential candidates to succeed outgoing Embu Governor Martin Wambora as the CoG Chair.

This occurs as the governors and their deputies get ready for a meeting that will take place in Mombasa on September 14th.

They will also choose the Council of Governors (CoG) leadership at this time.

President-elect William Ruto will close the meeting on Friday after it is launched by his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

Ex-Embu Governor Martin Wambora will be replaced by the incoming Chair.

Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto served as the CoG’s initial chairman before being succeeded in 2015 by former Meru Governor Peter Munya.

Josphat Nanok, the governor of Turkana, was elected as the third Chairman in 2017 and served in that capacity until relinquishing the reins to Wycliffe Oparanya, the governor of Kakamega.

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