Governor Nassir finally appoints his cabinet

Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir./COURTESY

Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir has finally appointed his cabinet.

Nassir has appointed his second in command Francis Thoya as the County Executive Committee Member of Environment and Solid Waste Management, his long-term personal assistant Mohammed Hussein Amadoh is now in charge of the Lands, Urban Renewal and Housing docket.

Dr. Mbwarali Kame will be in charge of Education and Digital Transformation, while Evans Oanda is now in charge of Finance and Economic Planning, Emily Achieng’, Water Natural Resources, and climate change resilience, Kenneth Muigai will oversee the Public Service Administration, Youth, Gender, Social Services, and Sports.  

Meanwhile, Dr. Swabah Ahmed will be in charge of the Health docket, Daniel Otieno will oversee the Transport and Infrastructure ministry, Kibibi Abdallah (Blue Economy, Agriculture, and Livestock), and Mohammed Osman (Tourism).

The governor said, “I am confident that these individuals are qualified and offer the best potential for serving the people of Mombasa.”

The CECMs will be presented to the county assembly of Mombasa for vetting and approval.

Also appointed is his team of advisers including Goshi Juma (Youth and Gender Affairs), Dorcas Mutheu (Urban Renewal), Gilbert Langat (Port and Maritime Affairs) Dr Fauziya Karama (Economic Affairs) Mahmoud Noor (Innovation and Digital), and Mohammed Tenge (Political).

Noah Akala has been appointed as the County’s Chief of Staff.

Mombasa residents had been lamenting following the late appointments of his cabinet. Some residents have argued that the delay had derailed development in the Coastal County.