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Nairobi County speaker Benson Mutura sworn in as the acting governor

Nairobi County Assembly speaker Benson Mutura has today been sworn in as the next County governor in acting capacity following the successful impeachment of former governor Mike Sonko on December 17, 2020.

Mutura takes over as the interim County boss for the next 60 days before Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission hold a by-election.

The event took place today at around 10 am at the city hall after the event was postponed last Friday when the presiding judge failed to arrive on time.

“It is notified for information of the general public that the swearing-in ceremony of Benson Mutura as the governor of Nairobi City County shall take place on December 21, 2020, at the Nairobi County Government Headquarters, starting 10 am,” says a Gazette Notice whose undersigned is the chairperson of the Assumption of the Office of the County Governor Committee, Justus Kathenge.

The electoral authority is to hold a mini- poll at the country’s capital following a lack of Deputy governor at the time of Sonko ouster.

This is after the Senate on Thursday voted to eject the governor from the plum county job with a record 27 out of the 45 senators voting in favor of the motion.

Governor Sonko was ousted on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, committing crimes under the national law.

In his message to the Nairobians, Mutura pledged to bring back unity and restore sanity in Nairobi County.

“The fact that I am acting Governor means that things are not working and we must fix them,” he said.

Mutura acknowledged his temporary tenure in office, adding that he would work with all means to ensure things prosper in the capital.

“I want to assure you, within the 60 days I will work to ensure a smooth transition,” he said.

He urged the CeCs and Chief officers to support him in his new undertakings as the acting county boss.

“I expect full support from all CECs, chief officers and Directors, so that we may deliver,” he added.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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