Thursday August 15, 2019 - Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, responded to a man who applied for the Deputy Governor’s position through an advertisement on the Daily Nation.

Speaking through his social media pages on Wednesday, Sonko thanked the Nairobi resident, Philip Sagoti Chepsat, for his expression of interest in serving in his Government.

"My office received your earlier communications and we were in the process of writing you a formal regret because like I promised, I shall only be ready to fill the Deputy Governor position once the legislation pending in Parliament on nomination and appointment of Deputy Governor is assented into law," he explained.

He revealed that he had made a promise to nominate a woman to the position.

"Too bad you are not a woman because I intend to keep that promise to my women supporters at all costs because I believe in not only upholding the third gender rule but exceeding it.”

“This is why half of Nairobi County executive members are women," Sonko added.

The Governor further regretted that the applicant hadn't indicated his background or work experience for him to take action and assist him but urged him not to give up on his dream to serve Nairobians and told him to keep checking for vacancies with the County Public Service Board

"My appeal to you is not to give up on your dream to serve in the leadership of Nairobi County but to keep checking up and applying as vacancies come up," he explained.

"Otherwise, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours as you continue to enjoy our services as a Nairobi voter and resident," the Governor concluded.


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