Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has revealed that he is at the final stage of selecting a deputy governor of Nairobi county following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe.
In an interview with a vernacular radio station Sonko further said he is likely to give the position to a woman though he refused to give much details of the shortlisted candidates.
“I think this time round we will give the position of the deputy governor to a woman,” said Sonko.
The governor added that some of the senior civil servants led by interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho have being harassing him to give the position to their preferred choice an advice he said he won’t take.
Sonko who referred to the civil servants as his juniors said he will not take advice from people who were not elected stating that will only take counsel from president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
“I will only consult president Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto not any other person,” Sonko revealed.
He also said his main challenge of controlling the city was fighting cartels who he said were working day and night to bring him down but said he will stay put.