For Waiguru, BBI is unstoppable

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru hags outgoing Council of Governor's CEO Lady Justice Jackeline Mogeni after a luncheon to bid her farewell. Justice Mogeni has been appointed as a judge of the Environment and Labour court. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru will remain a strong proponent of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Waiguru said the decision is because of the positive changes contained in the bill.

The governor said the proposal to have Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) appointed from among elected leaders was the best for the country.

She said politicians understand issues bedeviling the nation from a unique angle.

“Those who work in cabinet ought to be elected because the perception would be completely different.

You understand the country differently when you get elected position as opposed to just a mere appointee,” Waiguru said. 

Speaking during a luncheon to bid farewell the outgoing Council of Governor’s (CoG) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lady Justice Jackline Mogeni, the governor reiterated that the BBI proposals were good for the country.

Lady Justice Mogeni is among Judicial Service Commission (JSC) nominees who got appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Judges.

She will serve at the Environment and Lands Court.

Waiguru congratulated her on her new appointment.

She said the judge was a “committed public servant who rightfully deserved the honor.”

The governor who worked as Cabinet Secretary for Devolution during the formative stages of the devolved units, said moving functions and establishing working structures for the counties was difficult and required wise counsel to navigate through.

“There were a lot of expectations and demands; it was extremely difficult navigating through but we worked together with Justice Mogeni to ensure we have set a framework that we would work with,” she said.

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru (right) with the outgoing Council of Governor’s CEO, Lady Justice Jackeline Mogeni, after a luncheon to bid her farewell. Justice Mogeni was recently appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as a judge of the Environment and Labour court. PHOTO/Courtesy.

She exuded confidence that the new judge will use her new role to protect and strengthen devolution.

On her part, the judge described Waiguru as a strong defender of devolution.

She said Waiguru was her personal friend who stood with her at all times.

“She gave me a shoulder to lean on in my most trying times. I owe the council a lot,” she said.

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