On Friday, the Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public works Wavinya Ndeti has resigned.
In a statement to the newsroom, the former Chief Administrative Secretary said that she is going to vie for the Machakos gubernatorial seat.
“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 Elections to resign as a prerequisite for qualification. I have henceforth tendered my resignation from the office of Chief Administrative Secretary effective from today February 4, 2022,” Wavinya Ndeti said in a statement to the newsroom.
The former CAS thanked the president for allowing her to serve Kenyans. She assured the president of her loyalty and his government.
“Even as I set off to go and respond to the voices of the people of Machakos County. I assure H.E the president of my total support and availability to partner with the National Government to advance and further his development agenda, “She stated.
Wavinya lost Machakos County’s gubernatorial seat to the current second-term governor Alfred Mutua.
She wants to empower the people of Machakos County so that they can be able to sustainably exploit their natural and creative resources to their full potential.
In a circular, dated January 28 and penned by Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua reminded public officers eyeing elective seats to resign and hand over their offices by next Tuesday.