Dr. William Ruto Fulfils His First Promise to Nakuru County

Ruto appoints Zacharia Mwangi Njeru (Zack Njeru) as Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Housing. This is the first, and certainly not the last, of his fulfilled promises to Nakuru County.

Zacharia Mwangi Njeru

During his campaigns in the period leading to the last general election, William Ruto promised several goodies to the people of Nakuru County. He has partly fulfilled that promise by appointing Zachariah Mwangi Njeru to become the Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Housing & Urban Development.

Speaking during the Nakuru County Economic Forum in May, Ruto promised to create over 40,000 jobs for Nakuru County residents and appoint one of them to the cabinet.

On Tuesday, Ruto fulfilled this promise by appointing Njeru as the Lands CS. This appointment elicited delight and excitement from residents and leaders of Nakuru County.

In a tweet, Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika thanked President Ruto for honouring his pledge and congratulated Zack on his appointment.

“Congratulations Zachary Mwangi Njeru (Zack Njeru) on your appointment as Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning. This is a win for Nakuru having a full Cabinet Secretary since independence. Thank you H.E. President Ruto for giving Nakuru County a full Cabinet Minister,” Kihika said.

In the neighbouring County of Nakuru, Simon Chelugui was chosen as the new CS for Cooperatives and Cooperatives and MSMEs. He is one of the few Cabinet Secretaries who made a comeback from Uhuru’s regime.

Former CS Eugine Wamalwa congratulated Chelugui for his appointment. “May l congratulate my colleagues @CsChelugui & @AmbMonicaJuma on their nomination,as well as my friend @HonAdenDuale to whom l will be handing over as CS Defence,” outgoing Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa said.

Between 2008 and 2013, Njeru was a nominated councillor in the municipal council of Nakuru and served as chair finance and general purpose committee. In 2010 he was elected chairman of the public health and AIDS committee of the Council.

He later worked as sub-county administrator in Nakuru starting from 2015. At the time of his elevation to the first Full Cabinet Secretary for Nakuru since independence, he was working as a ward administrator.

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