Sonko Proves that Kenyans Do not Need a Deputy Governor

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Nairobi governor Mike Sonko appeared before the Senate Devolution Committee to Wednesday to explain why he has not appointed a Deputy Governor, almost one and a half years since the resignation of Polycarp Igathe.

 “What I want you to understand is that after my former deputy governor resigned, he cited failure to earn my trust, but he never explained how. So, I do not want to just rush to appoint another one then they resign. It will be a big embarrassment to me,” Sonko explained to the honourable governors.

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In the time that he has operated without a deputy, Sonko has not complained that he is being overworked. In other words he doesn’t really need a Deputy.

But the big question we should be asking ourselves, is if we really need these deputy governors in Kenya.

According to a report by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission ( SRC) a Deputy Governor in Kenya earns a basic salary of KSh 510,181 and allowances of KSh 218,649; all totalling to Ksh 728,831 per month

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has been operating without a Deputy Governor since 2017 after Nicholas Atudonyang  moved to the USA in 2017 and has never been back.

John Lonyangapuo

Former Bomet governor Isaac Rutto operated for a long time without a deputy after falling out with his DG. The same goes for Machakos governor Alfred Mutua in his first time.

Is there any need for a deputy governor? or a deputy President for that matter?

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