Monday January 27, 2020 - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his family have continued to enjoy the fruits of the handshake.

This is after the board of Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) reportedly appointed Raila’s sister, Beryl Odinga, as the utility's new chairperson.

According to a source, Beryl was formally appointed to the position on Wednesday, January 22nd

She replaced Leonard Munyao, who is widely regarded as a key ally of embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

"Beryl, the younger sister of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is the new chairperson of Nairobi Water.”

"The decision was reached at the inaugural meeting of the new board on Wednesday, January 22, 2020," a source revealed.

Former Nairobi Central Business District Association Chairman, Timothy Muriuki, was also appointed as the utility's vice chairperson.

Muriuki famously made headlines in 2018 when he was assaulted by goons linked to Sonko, as he prepared to address a Press Conference on challenges faced by City residents.

To some, the changes point to a scheme to whittle down Sonko's influence at the utility which has an estimated 3,440 workers.

Beryl Odinga was first appointed as a board member at NWSC by Sonko on July 25th, 2019.

Critics, among them fiery lawyer,r Miguna Miguna, had claimed that the appointment was one of the perks enjoyed by Raila as part of his March 9th, 2018 handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.


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