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Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti resigns to join Machakos Gubernatorial race

Transport Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Wavinya Ndeti has officially resigned to fully focus on politics, where she is seeking to become the Governor of Machakos.

Ndeti who is popularly known for her “Yaliyo Ndwele Sipite” phrase says she is ready to rejoin politics having helped the Transport Ministry achieve strides and by improving the economic status of the country.

In her remarks after resigning from the CAS position, Ndeti stated it’s time for her to serve the people of Machakos.

“My dream is to serve my Machakos people to fully exploit their natural and creative resources. I am ready to take Machakos to the next level,” she said.

Ndeti has served in the position for a period of 2 years, after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2020 when he reshuffled the Cabinet.

She first contested for the Machakos Governor’s seat in 2013 and 2017 where she lost to Governor Alfred Mutua.

She however rejected the results and accused Mutua of rigging, with the legal battle ending up at the Supreme Court where Mutua’s win was upheld.

Ndeti also served as a Member of Parliament for Kathiani.

Her resignation comes barely a day after former Inspector General of Police (IG) Joseph Boinnet announced he was leaving his position as the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

Speaking after his final appearance in Parliament on Thursday, February 3, the CAS stated that he had resigned from his position as he prepares to launch his campaign for the Elgeyo-Marakwet Gubernatorial seat.

The Machakos Gubernatorial contest has so far attracted several candidates including United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Chairman and former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita, Machakos County Assembly Speaker Florence Mwangangi, and Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau.

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