Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja is facing constant criticisms from city hall insiders following the appointment of Ms. Suzanne Silantoi Lengewa, his alleged girlfriend, as County Executive Committee (CEC) member for Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service.
Sources within Sakaja’s inner circle have intimated that the county boss is at loggerheads with senior county officials for awarding his “girlfriend” CEC position.
“Governor is having a rough time with senior county officials after awarding his side chick CEC position. Everyone, especially some of us who are close to the governor, is not buying his appointments,” said the source who sought animosity.
Sakaja is said to have had secret love affairs with the former Nairobi senator aspirant that is believed to have merited for CEC appointment. Ms. Silantoi unsuccessfully vied for the Nairobi senatorial position in 2017 at 23.
“Sakaja and Silantoi are still dating and frequently party in Kilimani, Nairobi. Although it is not a crime to engage in love affairs, that shouldn’t guarantee someone of securing such a position at the county,” added the source.
Silantoi is a public policy analyst who graduated from The University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of York in England five years later.
She began as a Communication Officer at the Centre of Behavioral Change and Communication and as Adolescent and Youth Program Co-ordinator. Ms. Silantoi was a research assistant at the University of York during her master’s programme Eight months, where she conducted research for the Inclusive Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ILTA) project by reviewing inclusive teaching, learning and assessment policies of higher education in the UK and making recommendations as well as developing programmes to improve inclusivity within the institution.