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No, Kenya’s Kiambu county governor hasn’t named his deputy

A 13 February 2020 Facebook post claims that Dr James Nyoro, governor of Kenya’s Kiambu county, has “appointed Ms Caroline Waithera Ndungu as his Deputy Governor”.

The claim has also been posted on Twitter.

Nyoro took office after former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu was impeached and removed by the senate.

There  has been speculation about the appointment of his deputy. But has he named Ndungu for the position?

‘Peddling those stories’

In a press briefing on 13 February, Nyoro dismissed rumours of the appointment.

“When it comes to matters of government or the appointment of deputy governor, we will call for an official meeting when we are not mourning,” he said, in Kikuyu. “But you can listen to people peddling those stories if you want.”

The briefing was mainly about the death of a county assembly member who passed away while on tour in India. – Grace Gichuhi


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