Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has nominated businessman Peter Kimori to replace sacked County Environment Executive Evans Ondieki.
According to an advertisement in the local dailies the new officer is expected to collect vetting forms from the clerk of the Nairobi County Assembly.
“Members of the public are invited to attend and submit information/memorandum/petition that have a bearing on the selection of the candidate on the selection of the candidate in person to do so before February 29, 2016,”stated the advertisement.
The civil engineer will take over a docket that has been facing challenges due to garbage pileup in the city and poor waste management by City Hall.
Eng Kimori has a Masters degree in Highway Transport and is currently doing road projects with the government of South Sudan. He had contested for the Bomachoge Borabu Parliamentary sit on an ODM ticket and lost.
City Hall has however contracted the National Youth Service to collect garbage at a cost of Sh105 million after they got an extension of 60 more days from the 45 days they had agreed during the festive season.
NYS took over garbage collection late last year after the County Government became overwhelmed and filth was all over the CBD.
Last week the County Secretary Dr Robert Ayisi told journalist that the partnership between NYS and City hall had paid off and the contract has been renewed.
“Having reviewed the performance of the NYS, we have extended the contract for 60 days,” said Dr Ayisi.
Ondieki had gone to court seeking that Kidero be stopped from appointing any other person to the position of Environment and Water ministry pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
Ondieki is also seeking compensation, payment of Sh2 million CBA loan, car loan, housing loan and gratuity which the Nairobi County Government was a guarantor.