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President Ruto gives Ferdinand ‘Baba Yao’ Waititu new top job

President William Ruto has rewarded former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu Baba Yao with a plum commission job.

Waititu, who was impeached from the Kiambu Governor seat, will now be a member of the newly appointed commission for the Nairobi river.

The commission dubbed Nairobi Rivers Commission will be chaired by Pamela Olet, Dr. Mumo Musuva – Representative from Nairobi City County; and Ms. Grace Senewa Mesopirr — Representing the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Other members include Ms. Eva Muhia – Representing Riverine Communities; Ms. Elizabeth Wathuti – Representing Civil Society; Ms. Carlota Dal Lago – Representing the Private Sector; Prof. Eng. Elijah Biama  – Representing Academia and Dr. Duncan Ojwang – Representing Academia.

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The Kiambu Governor has been accused of siphoning billions of money during his short and disgraced reign in Kiambu county.

In a Gazette Notice dated December 2, 2022, President Ruto said the Nairobi Rivers Commission has been tasked to reclaim the rivers of Nairobi as a spine to the city’s blue and green infrastructure for a better urban environment and quality of life.

The Commission members shall hold office for a term of three years renewable once based on performance.

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