Anne Mwenda Kananu on Friday 15 January 2021 promised to work with Nairobi Metropolitan Service boss General Mohammed Badi after she was sworn in as the Nairobi County Deputy Governor.
While taking the oath, Kananu affirmed her commitment to serve the people of Nairobi with dedication, discipline, and integrity.
She also said that he is committed to work and cooperate closely with NMS Director Badi and his team to ensure the transferred functions are further strengthened and supported to meet the aspirations of the people of Nairobi.
The Nairobi Disaster Management and Coordination chief officer stated that one of her goals will be creating a conducive working environment with the Members of the County Assembly.
The former telephone operator observed that Nairobi residents had been suffering from poor leadership which was brought by political interference.
She also pointed out that for the County to run smoothly and ensure service delivery is efficient there must be no room for cartels in the county.
“I promise to work seamlessly with NMS for smooth flow of services to Nairobi residents as there has been outcry due to poor leadership and governance,” she said.
She explained that what brings the cartels on board is that if someone wants a plan approved it takes 60 days or one year but if someone goes through a cartel they get their plan approved within a week.
She added that effective service delivery is the only way to finish the cartels.
She went on to thank his President Uhuru Kenyatta for showing faith in her in serving in the position.
She also thanked Sonko for having faith in her as well and nominating me.
During the vetting by the MCAs, Kananu distanced herself from the former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko stating that her relationship with the former governor was work-related.
She added that the Disaster Management docket she held at City Hall required regular consultation with the governor.
Sonko who was impeached had nominated Kananu but the High Court barred her vetting pending the hearing and determination of the petition filed by Peter Odhiambo Agoro.
However, Agoro withdrew the petition which allowed her to be vetted.
Kananu will now ascend to the power of Nairobi County Governor which was being held by the County Assembly speaker Benson Mutura pending the County’s by-election.