Wednesday September 25, 2019-Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, has suspended 16 county officials over Tuesday’s tragedy at Precious Talent School in Dagoreti where 8 students died when a school building collapsed.

In a statement he issued on Wednesday, Sonko said he has fired the officials because of their negligence where 8 students succumbed and 64 injured.

Listing the suspended county officials, Sonko further warned that he will ensure that “drastic measures [are taken] to reverse the effects of years of flouting Physical Planning Regulations and restore order and sanity.

The suspended county officials are:

1.Charles Kerich, the current County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Finance and Economic Planning, who is the immediate former CECM for Lands and Urban Planning.

2. Mohammed Dagane – CECM Health (responsible for general public health and safety).

3. Justus Kathenge-suspended County Chief Officer for Urban Planning (to continue in suspension)

4. Jusper Ndeke-Director Planning Compliance and Enforcement

5. Dominic Mutegi-Development Management Director

6. Ochanda Ondari Fredrick- Assistant Director Enforcement

7. Ruth Waruguru- Director Urban Planning

8. Thomas Dudi-Assistant Director Planning

9. Simon Onyango- Development Officer (regularization of buildings/approval of architectural plans)

10. Alex Mucheru-Development Control (overseeing approvals of buildings and schools on behalf of public health and safety)

11. Mackline Saitera-Development Control (approval of building plans and school inspection)
12. Edna Guantai-In-charge of approval of public buildings and schools on behalf of public health

13. Joyce Kyengo-Dagoretti South Sub-County Administrator

14. Lucy Wairimu Munyika- Dagoretti South Sub-County Commander.

15. Sylivia Mwikali Nthinga- Dagoretti South Sub-County Planning Officer

16. Okal Kennedy-Ngando Ward Administrator.



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