- If confirmed, Mutungi becomes Nairobi’s third deputy governor since the 2017 plebiscite.
- He is current Chief of Staff at City Hall.
Paul Mutunga, nominee for Nairobi County deputy Governor will be vetted today.
Mutunga, who is the chief of staff, will face the Nairobi County Assembly Select Committee on Appointments at 10am.
He was picked for the position last week by newly-sworn in Governor Ann Kananu.
The 10-member committee is chaired by County Speaker Benson Mutura, with Majority Leader Abdi Guyo as deputy. Mutungi’s name was first tabled in the County assembly.
“Notice is hereby given of approval hearing to be undertaken by the County Assembly’s select committee on Appointment on November 25, 2021 at the county assembly plenary chamber starting 10am,” reads a notice by acting Clerk Adah Onyango.
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Kananu was sworn in on November 16, 2021. She replaced the impeached Mike Sonko, who had been elected in the 2017 general election. If confirmed, Mutunga becomes Nairobi’s third deputy governor since the plebiscite -after Polycarp Igathe who resigned and Kananu.