The ruling Jubilee Party has decided who will deputise the newly sworn-in Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu.
On Wednesday, Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the party has consulted widely and the nominee for Nairobi deputy governor will be announced soon.
“As Jubilee Party, we did wide consultations and a decision on the nominee was arrived at. These kinds of issues need deep consultations,” he told the Star.
Tuju declined to reveal the nominee but some of the names being touted include Former National Intelligence Service (NIS) deputy director Sam Wakiaga, Businesswoman Agnes Kagure, Former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and Chief of Staff Mutunga Mutungi.
According to some observers, the next Nairobi Deputy Governor will be a product of the handshake.
Lawyer and political analyst Danstan Omari said the nominee will most likely be endorsed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
“The Deputy Governor will be a product of the handshake which is expected and in this case, it will be only one nominee, “ he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Ann Kananu has nominated former Mbotela Councillor Paul Mutunga Mutungi as her deputy.
In a letter to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura, Kananu asked the Speaker to expedite the vetting process of the nominee for purposes of appointment.