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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