Thursday July 25, 2019 - Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has appointed former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s younger sister, Ms Beryl Odinga, as a board member of the Nairobi Water Company.
In a statement to Kenyans yesterday, Governor Sonko’s communication team insisted that her appointment was based on merit and not her family ties to the ODM leader.
“She qualified for the job, (it’s the) reason the Governor appointed her despite the fact that she is the former Prime Minister’s sister,” said Mr. Jacob Teddy.
The appointment met stiff opposition from Mr. Odinga’s ally turned critic, Miguna Miguna.
Miguna argued that Beryl’s appointment is a personal benefit from the handshake.
He said Governor Sonko should have considered millions of brilliant Kenyan youth with First-Class honours who are wallowing in unemployment.
Others appointed to the board alongside Beryl include former journalist Michael Mumo, former ICT CEC, Emma Mukuhi, acting County Secretary, Leboo Morintat, Timothy Muriuki, Mohammed Abdulahi, Martin Mbicire, Charles Kerich and Karen Nyamu.
The Kenyan DAILY POST