Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has unveiled his 10 member cabinet committee comprising of highly qualified personnel with proven integrity.
Amongst those nominated are Women who have held highest positions in Government and private sectors in the republic like Anne Othoro and Josephine Gichuhi former public servant with rich experience that spans over 30 years, she has masters degree in sociology and Bachelor of Arts from University Of Nairobi.
Dr. Kidero said, “ I have nominated a team of men and women who have been tried and tested in service delivery for various organizations. I trust Nairobians will get enhanced world class services.”
Today’s unveiling ceremony introduced the expected ministries in Nairobi County, the executive committee, the County Public Service Board among others as shown in details below.
MINISTRIES IN NAIROBI CITY COUNTY
1. Finance and Economic Planning
2. Lands, Housing and Physical Planning
3. Trade, Industry, Cooperative Development and Tourism
4. Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
5. Public Service Management
6. Public, Works, Roads and Transport
7. Water, Energy , Forestry and Natural Resources
8. Information, Communication and E-Government
9. Education, Youth Affairs, Culture and Social Services
10. Health Services
COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
1. AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT AND FISHERIES
Anne Kamais Lokidor holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Nairobi, and is currently undertaking her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Nairobi.
She has several years experience in Sales and Marketing, having worked at Sera Soft ware East Africa and National Cereals and Produce Board.
2. PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Mercy Wambui Kamau holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi, a post graduate diploma from The Kenya School of Law, Certificate in women empowerment from Georgia University, Masters in International Relations from University of Nairobi and Master of Laws from University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Secretary and a member of the Law Society of Kenya as well the East African Law Society.
Mercy has got 21 years experience having practiced law in several institutions, is a company secretary in a number of banks and is currently in private legal practice.
3. PUBLIC WORKS, ROADS AND TRANSPORT
Erick Mokua Arita is a graduate of Commerce from Shivaji University and also holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management from United States International University.
Eric has got several years experience in the banking sector, having worked at CFC Bank, Southern Credit Banking Corporation and as a Senior Manager-Corporate Division –Kenya Commercial Bank
FINANCE & ECONOMIC PLANNING
Gregory Silvanus Mwakanongo holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant (K) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
He has 15 years experience in finance as an assistant Accountant and later Financial Controller at Maersk (K) Ltd, Financial Analyst at Cadbury Kenya , chief Accountant at P&O Nedloyd (EA) Ltd, Regional Controller Nestle Equatorial African Region Ltd and currently as controller of Financial and Shared Services at AG Group International.
4. LANDS, HOUSING AND PHYSICAL PLANNING
Tom Odongo holds a Master in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University.
He has 33 years experience as Assistant Director of Planning, director of City Planning and Town Clerk.
5. TRADE, INDUSTRIALIZATION, CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM
Anna Othoro is a holder of a Bachelors of Sociology & Philosophy from the University of Nairobi. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from USIU and is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.
Anna has 17 years experience in Sales and Marketing having working at GlaxoSmithKline (Kenya and Middle East), Marketing Director - CELTEL, Head of Marketing and Strategy at Telkom Kenya and currently Managing Director Quintessentially Kenya
6. AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT AND FISHERIES
Anne Kamais Lokidor holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, and is currently undertaking her Master in Business Administration at the University of Nairobi.
She has several years experience in sales and Marketing, having worked at Sera Software East Africa and National Cereal and Produce Board.
7. WATER, ENERGY, FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
John Gakuo is a holder of a Bachelors degree of Arts degree in Government and Sociology from the University of Nairobi, as well as having undertaken various courses in Singapore, Havard, John Kennedy and Eastern and Southern Institute.
He has over 37 years experience in administrative positions serving as a District Officer, District Commissioner and Town clerk
8. INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND E-GOVERNMENT
Mohammed Abdullahi is a holder of a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Railways Training Institute, and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Mohammed is a Senior Executive at first Community Bank
9. EDUACATION, YOUTH AFFAIRS, CULTURE, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL SERVICES
John Kennedy Wanyama holds a Bachelors degree from Jomo Kenyatta University.
He has worked as Group Credit Controller at Kenol /Kobil and as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Silverstone Group of companies
10. HEALTH SERVICES
DR.Timothy Moki Kingondu is a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Nairobi, Masters in International Medicine from London University and Respiratory Medicine from New York University
Dr.Kingondu has over 18 years experience serving as a medical doctor and also as a director at Kenya Medical Training College and Kenyatta national Hospital
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
• Chairman: Architect Philip Kungu
Philip Kungu is a partner at Otieno & Kungu Associates. He has 30 years work experience in a wide range of leadership experience which includes:
• Chairman, Muthaiga Golf Club
• Chairman, Uvumbizi Wildlife and Conservation Club
• Member, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya
• Board member, Interim Oversight Board for Nairobi City Council
He also has experience in Human Resource Management having served as Acting Chairman, Department of Architecture at the University of Nairobi and Project Architect for navy Projects at the Ministry of Works.
Philip is affiliated to various professional bodies which include Commonwealth Association of Architects, AAK, and Chartered institute of Arbitration among others.
He holds a Masters degree in Architecture from University of Technology, Helsinki Finland and B. Arch (Hons) from the University of Nairobi. Philip is married with two children.
• Secretary: Edgar Jumba Imbamba
Edgar is currently a Manager, Secretarial & Governance at Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. He has over 20 years work experience in a career which has seen him work with various organizations which include Attorney General’s Chambers, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, Postal Corporation of Kenya, Kenya Tourism Development Corporation before his present potion at KTDA.
Edgar holds a master’s degree in Law and is also currently pursuing an MBA in Corporate Management at KCA University.
Mrs. Josephines k Gichuhi
Josephine Gichuhi is a former Public Officer with a rich work experience that spans over 30 years. Her most recent assignment in Public Service as a Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Kenya from where she retired in 2011. At the Public service Commission of Kenya she was the Chairperson in charge of the committee for implementation of PCS’s Constitutional mandate. She also has background in finance having served as Chief Finance Officer in a number of government ministries. Josephine has also severed as board member for KARI and National Cereals and Produce Board.
She has a Master’s degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Art from University of Nairobi, Certificate in Public Finance from Harvard University and Post graduate Diploma in Project Design and Management from the University of Nairobi.
She is married with Children.
Maurice Mutinda Wambua
Maurice is currently a Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Fedha Africa Ltd, East Africa Region. He has 13years experience which has seen him serve as a graduate trainee at KK security Group, HR Manager at Express Kenya Ltd and later rising to be regional Head of HR at the same Company before his present Position.
He has served in several boards in various positions. These boards include Kencan Holding Ltd., Fedha Africa Ltd., East Africa and Mission for Advancing Theological Education, Canada among others.
Maurice holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Moi University.
He is married.
Chomba M. J. Munyi
Chomba wa Munyi is currently the National Chairman of Disabled voters, Kenya Union of the Blind, United Disability Empowerment of Kenya and Kenya National Paralympics Committee. He is also a member, Board of Governors at Kenya Institute of Special Education. He has over 30 years work experience.
More to that, he has wide experience in the education sector, having started off as a teacher at Lenana School before moving to the Kenya Institute of Education as a Principal Lecturer. He is also currently a part-time lecturer at Kenya University.
Chomba holds a MA degree (special Education) from Michigan State University USA, B.Ed. from University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Curriculum Development & Evaluation) from Nairobi University. He is married.
ADVISORS TO THE GOVERNOR
a) Economic Advisor
Ngure Mwaniki is an economist and a graduate of Harvard University, University of Colorado and the University of Nairobi.
He has worked as lecturer at the University of Nairobi, senior assistant secretary in the office of the Vice President and Ministry of Finance and as a consultant to the World Bank (RMEA). He is also a member of the board of Directors of the Kenya Revenue Authority and is currently board member/ commissioner in the Privatization Commission.
b) Legal Advisor
Gad Awuonda is a partner at Legis Policy Associates. He is a lawyer with experience in legislative drafting.
c) Political Advisor
Festo Fadamula is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi, Master of Arts in Planning from the University of Nairobi, Certificate in Policy Studies from John Hopkins University and Doctor of Management–Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix.
He has held various leadership positions in the Nairobi Central Business District Association having worked as CEO and as campaign manager for various politicians.
d) Chief of Staff
George Wainaina an Accountant by profession and also holds a Masters degree in International Business Studies from Copenhagen Business School. He is an astute businessman having chaired boards of various organizations and also having served in various leadership positions, as Councillor as well as National Executive Committee member in Football Kenya.
TRANSITIONAL TEAM FROM TRANSITION AUTHORITY
• Interim County Secretary- Lilian W. Ndegwa
• Interim Chief Officer Finance – Jimmy Kiamba
• Interim Head Accounting- Philemona Nzuki
• Interim Head, Budgeting & expenditure- Stephen Osiro
• Interim Head, HRM- Keziah Njonjo
• Interim IPPD manager- Catherine Mwikali
• Interim Head ICT- George Ombua
• Interim Head Internal Audit- Polycarp Abuor