Revealed: Why Nyambane has been suspended from top Nairobi County job


Walter Mong’are better known as Nyambane was suspended from performing his duties as the Director of Communications in office of Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero on May 3.

eDaily has learnt that Mong’are has not submitted his academic certificates, certificate of good conduct, HELB clearance form and certified copies of clearance from the credit reference bureau by time of going to press.

The deadline of submission is May 11, 2016.

In a letter dated May 3, 2016; Nairobi County Secretary Dr Robert Ayisi told Mr Mong’are that beginning May 3 he stands suspended from discharging his duties as the Director of Communications, Nairobi County.

“Reference is made to your appointment letter dated May 8, 2014. Reference is also made to letter of May 3, 2016 addressed to you by the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer. Take note that you should comply with the aforesaid letter (letter of appointment) from the board dated May 3, 2016 on or before May 11, 2016 failure to which your employment with the county government will be terminated without further reference to you. In the meantime you hereby stand suspended from your duties forthwith,” reads a paragraph in the letter,” reads Dr Ayisi’s letter to Mong’are.

And now that Mong’are has not provided the required documents; and the deadline is almost lapsing, he could face the axe.

Earlier Wednesday, Walter Mong’are denied receiving Dr. Ayisi’s letter. He said he learnt of his suspension through a tweet posted by controversial blogger Robert Alai.

Mong’are said until he formally receives his termination letter, he will continue to discharge duties inscribed in his letter of appointment.

Prior to his appointment as Nairobi County Director of Communications in May 8, 2014; Walter had served in the same capacity in Kisii County government.

The Kenyatta University alumnus revealed to Citizen Television in December, 2015 why he left Kisii County for Nairobi.

“The aspect of family is what brought me back to Nairobi; when the opportunity showed up in the same capacity as a Communication Director. Nairobi is more challenging; it is a fast-moving county and I saw the challenge was better. I have got desire to grow beyond where I am,” he told Lillian Muli.

Mr Mongare rose to fame as a comedian in the programme Redykyulass. Redykyulass was a popular comedy show which aired on local television stations early 2000s.

The key acts were: Walter Mong’are who played former President Moi, John Kiarie; the late Mama Lucy Kibaki and Tony Njuguna; who played the immediate former president Mwai Kibaki.

The group later disbanded and Mr Mongare moved to Kiss 100 FM as comic character called Nyambane, aka Baby J Nyams, where he hosted the morning show with Caroline Mutoko.










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