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Ex MP Sonia Birdi Rejected as Environment CEC Nairobi County


Nairobi county  assembly has  rejected  the nomination of ex- member of parliament Sonia Birdi for the position of CEC Environment.

In the report majority leader Abdi Guyo noted that Birdi is  incompetent and does  not have any relevant skills and capacity to hold the environment docket.

According to the report Birdi lacks basic environmental knowledge in the  environment sector and during vetting her integrity was also questioned.

‘‘Birdi could not  answer simple question like what is environment?  she does not know where Nairobi River begins  and where its ends, the same Birdi is very temperamental and  this was seen during her vetting.’’ Guyo told the House.

Guyo’s sentiments were echoed  by the minority whip Peter Imwatok who was also disappointed by how Birdi answered questions  before the  vetting panel.

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‘‘She was completely arrogant,she does not have a degree certificate  claiming that she has an OB number for the same from Europe ,where on earth should we accept that,how can you do masters without a degree  we cant allow  that.’’ Imwatok said.

Meanwhile the report also  indicated that other nominees Lucia Mulwa for Education post,Pauline Kahiga  Public Service Management and Winfred Gathangu for  Finance and Economic docket impressed and that they are equal to the task.

The report has been adopted by the assembly and this means governor Sonko now has three new CECs in his cabinet.

Assembly acting speaker Chege Mwaura on the other hand applauded the vetting panel  for performing their mandate diligently.

He chaired the vetting panel.