Wavinya Ndeti resigns from Cabinet to run for Machakos governor
Transport and Infrastructure Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Wavinya Ndeti has resigned to concentrate on politics.
Ndeti announced that she wanted to concentrate on contesting for Machakos gubernatorial seat to succeed Governor Alfred Mutua on a Wiper ticket.
“I wish to inform you that pursuant to the provisions of section 43(5) of the Elections Act, 2011 that require those holding public offices and who wish to contest for any elective post in the forthcoming August 9 2022 General Election to resign as a prerequisite for qualification, I have henceforth tendered my resignation from office of Chief Administrative Secretary effective today February 4, 2022,” she said.
She will be battling it out with Johnson Muthama the chairperson of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Nzioka Waita the State House Chief of Staff among others.
Ndeti thanked the Head of State for allowing her to be part of the administration and particularly in achieving the Big Four Agenda.
“I take this earliest opportunity to most sincerely thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for affording me the precious opportunity to serve in his government and assist him with his development agenda, particularly in achieving the Big Four Agenda,” she said.
“Under the president’s leadership, the government has achieved unmatched milestones and I have no doubt that Kenyans will remain forever grateful as they access services to stimulate their growth and development.”
She is the second member of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet to resign after Tourism and Wildlife Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Joseph Boinnet resigned to vie for Elgeyo Marakwet governor’s seat.
Before joining the Cabinet in January 2020, Ndeti worked as the chairperson of the governing council of the Kenya Water Institute from February 7, 2019.
She joined politics in 2007 and served as a Member of Parliament for the Kathiani Constituency under Chama Cha Uzalendo in the 10th Kenyan Parliament.
She was also an assistance minister in the ministry of youth affairs and sport from 2008 to 2013. In 2017, she ran on a Wiper Democratic Movement ticket for Machakos Governor.
Other government officials who are set to step down for politics is Joseph Kinyua the Head of Public Service.