Veteran Kenyan actor Kenneth Ambani was on Wednesday sworn in as a Mombasa County Executive Committee Member (CECM).
Mr. Ambani, who is most notably recognized from his character ‘Baraza’ in the TV series ‘Tausi’ that aired over two decades ago, now takes up his new role as Mombasa County’s Public Service, Administration, Youth, Gender, Social Services, and Sports CECM.
The thespian was among ten people nominated to Cabinet by Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir, and approved by the county assembly after vetting in February.
Mr. Ambani has since taken to his social media platforms to express his gratitude to Governor Nassir for bestowing upon him the honour, adding that he is “ready to serve.”
“Out of several million Kenyans, you appointed me to be among your 10 CECMs. I don’t take it for granted sir! Thank you. Ready to serve Mombasa, so help me God,” he wrote.
Governor Nassir, on his part, stated: “I am proud to announce that Mombasa County now has a fully functional cabinet comprising of able County Executive Committee Members who I believe will bring the Change that Mombasa needs.
The real work of transformation has just begun. Let us put our political differences aside and bring change. Mombasa inapendeza huko mbele.”
Mr. Ambani is a multiple award-winning actor whose footprint in the Kenyan film industry spans more than 20 years, ever since his debut to the big screen with ‘Tausi’ in the 1990s.
He has since gone on to act in many other productions among them; Makutano Junction, Shuga, and Subira.