Nairobi County Assembly Friday rejected four nominees shortlisted for the chief officer positions.
The nominees had been vetted by various county assembly committees on Thursday but were found to be unfit to hold the offices they were nominated.
They are Justus Kathenge (Boroughs and sub-county), Winnie Gathangu (Economic Planning), Elizabeth Njeri Njau (Markets and Trade) and Bernard Buluma Kulokhoma (Wellness, Nutrition, and School Feeding).
Kathenge and Gathangu served in the second county government during the tenure of former Governor Mike Sonko and Ann Kananu as chief officer and County executive member.
Kathenge and Njeri were found not to be unfit for the positions by the assembly.
The MCAs said Gathangu was found to be unfit and not suitable for the position.
Others said Buluma did not convince the committee that he was up to the task of the job.
The MCAs said Njeri did not convince them of her duties to be.
Collins Omondi Kamol who had been nominated for the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources position failed to show up for vetting.
The Agriculture committee recommended that Sakaja should nominate another person for the job.
The other 28 chief officers were approved and will be waiting for their appointment letters from the County Public Service Board.
With the appointments, Sakaja will now have a full administration.
County chief officers are authorized to delegate power and are answerable to the county executive committee member in their respective dockets.
Their key functions include the day-to-day administration of departmental activities and the provision of strategic policy direction for effective service delivery within the departments they are assigned to.
They also implement policies and programs within departments.
While county executive committee members are equivalent to Cabinet secretaries in the national government, chief officers are equivalent to permanent secretaries.