Why KMPDU Boss, Oluga was deployed at city hall

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Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentist Union secretary general landed a plum job
at Nairobi county after being cleared by relevant security agencies.
In fact it is said the move to appoint him was aimed at removing the firebrand trade unionists from
union politics.
The idea was to tame and compromise him fearing that sometimes back; he led a successful national medics strike that paralyzed activities countrywide. After his appointment, Oluga resigned his powerful position at the union.
Thirty-two officers among them Oluga were redeployed from the national and county governments to take charge of the Nairobi county government under the newly-formed Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
In a circular dated March 23 2020, Joseph Kinyua head of Civil Service directed cabinet secretaries to release the officers under their respective departments for them to take up their new roles before April 3.
The circular reads in part: “The concerned ministries/departments and county governments are required
to release the above mentioned officers to report to the Director General, Nairobi Metropolitan
Services immediately bt not later than 3rd April 2020,”.
Oluga was moved from county government of Vihiga to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as chief officer,
health.
His resignation has left power games at the union with a section calling for his deputy to take over
while others want the chairman to be in charge. The secretary position is more powerful than of the chair and that is why many are eyeing it mostly current officebearers. Others want members to elect a new secretary general.
NMS is headed by Maj General Mohammed Badi. Insiders say that Badi with Kenya Revenue Authority
which is now paying county workers salaries want to crack whip on ghost workers. NMS is overseeing countyfunctions such as health, transport, public works and urban planning services.

The list of officers moved to NMS as per Kinyua circular reads as follows:

1. Michael Ochieng – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as secretary, Transport and Public Works

2. Martin Eshiwani – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director Roads and Transport

3. Peter Mwaniki – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as chief officer, Roads
4. John Muya – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as chief officer, Transport

5. Hemorike Okuta – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services as chief officer, Public Works

6. Wilson Njuki – From the State Department Transport and Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi
Metropolitan Services as senior
economist

7. Charles Sikuku –From the State Department for Housing and Urban Development for deployment
to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Director Roads and Transport as secretary, Housing and Urban
Development.

8. Lilian Kieni – From the State Department for Housing and Urban Development for deployment to the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Director Roads and Transport as chief officer, Housing Estate Management and Slum Upgrading.

9. Marion Rono –  From the State Department for Housing and Urban Development for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Director Roads and Transport as chief officer, Affordable Housing Programme.

10. Richard Mareri – From the State Department for Housing and Urban Development for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director Roads and Transport as Director, Urban Renewal.

11. Samuel Muita – From the State Department for Public Works for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as chief officer, Public Works.

12. Stephen Githinji – From the Ministry of Water and Sanitation & Irrigation ft deployment to the the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services water engineer.

13. David Bosuben – From the Ministry of Water and Sanitation and Irrigation for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as engineer.

14. Josephine Mbae – From the Ministry of Water and Sanitation & Irrigation deployment to the Nairobi
Metropolitan Services as engineer.

15. Fredrick Oluga – From the county government of Vihiga to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as
chief officer, Health.

16. Dismas Ogot – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as
senior deputy director Accountant General.

17. George Gichuru – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as deputy accountant general.

18. Johnson Njuguna – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as assistant accountant general.

19. Constance Mwikamba – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as assistant accountant general.

20. Daniel Gichuki – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as assistant accountant general.

21. James Nyamweya – From The National Treasury for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as principal accountant.

22. Jones Ntabo – From the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as secretary, Lands and Physical Planning.

23. Jones Nyangweso – From the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director, Lands Administration.

24. Juliana Mutua – From Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Servces as director, Development Control.

25. Herbert Were – From the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director, Valuation and Rating.

26. Michael Nageri – From the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director, Valuation and Rating.

27. Benjamin Mwangi – From the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning for deployment to the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director, Engineering and Building.

28. Kennedy Chege – From the Ministry of Energy for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as director, Energy Regulation and Development.

29. Stephen Nzioka – From the Ministry of Energy for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as deputy director, Energy Regulation and Development.

30. Maureen Njeri – From the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for deployment to the
Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Chief Officer, Environment.

31. Ms. Veronica Kimutai –

From the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Compliance and Enforcement Officer.

32. Ms. Rachel Maina – From the Cabinet Affairs Office for deployment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as Compliance and Enforcement Officer.