Ambassador Nominee John Ogango Rejects Uhuru’s Job Offer

March 27, 2018
John Ogango (centre) accompanies Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik (right) and Seme MP James Nyikal during inspection of Maseno-Kombewa-Kalandini road on September 1, 2016.

One of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s picks for an ambassadorial job has withdrawn from vetting.

Engineer John Ogango formally declined to attend the vetting interview with the National Assembly Defence and Foreign Relations committee on Monday.

He wrote to the Committee through the Clerk, requesting to withdraw from the process citing personal reasons.

Conveying the development, committee chairperson Katoo Ole Metito said Ogango did not elaborate on the personal matters.

Ogango, a former Director-General of the Kenya Rural Roads Authority, had been scheduled to appear before the committee for vetting on Monday.

He was among four individuals President Uhuru Kenyatta picked for deployment to foreign missions. However, the president did not indicate their stations.

Others who are to be vetted include former Migori Senator Wilfred Machage, former Sports PS Richar, Ekai and former Lagdera MP Mohammed Shidiye.

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