Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s nominee to head the county health docket failed to appear before the vetting committee on Monday.

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Dr Stella Bosire was among five women nominated by Governor Sonko to head county departments.

Bosire who was to head the health docket failed to appear before the Assembly committee on appointments whose mandate is to consider the appointment of the members of the County Executive Committee for approval by the Assembly.

Committee chairman and acting Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Chege Mwaura said Ms Bosire did not submit her credentials and other documents.

Speaker Mwaura said the vetting committee assumed that Dr Bosire was not interested in the position.

“Dr Stella Bosire who was nominated to head the health docket failed to appear before the vetting committee. She never presented her papers to the committee to be vetted so we assumed she was not interested,” said Mr Mwaura.

Dr Bosire had earlier expressed reservation working with Governor Sonko saying she does not trust his leadership style.

Governor Sonko who expressed disappointment after Dr Bosire rejected the nomination said they will nominate another person to replace her.

“She was referred to me by one of my confidants as I wanted a woman well-grounded in health matters. However, we will nominate somebody else. These things are normal and they do happen,” said Sonko.

The four other women nominated by Sonko include Ms Sanjeev Kaur Sonia Birdi who was nominated for the Environment docket, Ms Winfred Kathagu to head the Finance docket, Ms Pauline Kahiga Waititu nominated for Devolution and Public Service Management docket while Ms Lucia Mulwa to take over the Education docket.