Anne Kananu has been sworn in as Nairobi’s third governor, taking over from Mike Sonko who was impeached in December 2020.
Kananu who has been in and out of court over her swearing in becomes the fourth woman to become a county chief since the inception of devolution in 2013.
The ceremony, presided over by Judge Lillian Mutende, took place at the KICC Comesa grounds.
BREAKING: Ann Kananu Mwenda sworn in as the third Governor of Nairobi County at KICC Grounds. Kananu has vowed to restore the Capital's lost glory and ensure Nairobians get better and quality services pic.twitter.com/ntQpuJUIEn
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) November 16, 2021
“The responsibility bestowed upon me as governor of Nairobi is no mean feat. However, I confidently state that with your support I am up to the task and I will serve you to the best of my ability,” she said.
Last week, the Supreme Court struck out a petition by Sonko challenging her swearing in.
“We lack jurisdiction to entertain the application. Objections by the clerk, Nairobi county assembly and county assembly sustained. Motion dated October 23 is incompetent and hereby struck out,” the court said.
More to follow….