Finally, Nairobi County finds a governor

It’s just a matter of time before Ann Kananu descends in to the Nairobi Governor position after she was successfully vetted, approved and sworn in as Nairobi County Deputy Governor on Friday 15th January.

Ann Kananu was appointed by ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko for the position of the DG but her vetting process had been put on hold.

During her vetting by the Nairobi County assembly, she was cleared for the position after the committee said she was cleared by KRA, EACC, had a degree and fulfilled other requirements for the job.

After her vetting Ann Kananu was immediately sworn in as the Nairobi Countty Deputy Governor. During her speech, Kananu thanked the president Uhuru Kenyatta for believing she was fit for the position. She also that impeached Governor Mike Sonko for his faith in her and appointing her to the position.

Contrary to Sonko Kananu has vowed to have a seamless working relationship with Nairobi Metropolitan Service to enable services to be delivered to residents.

“I affirm my commitment to serve the people of Nairobi with utmost dedication, focus, discipline and integrity. I equally commit to work, cooperate closely with NMS boss Major General Badi to ensure transferred functions are strengthened to meet aspirations of Nairobians”, said Kananu during her swearing in.

Several leaders led by LSK president Nelson Harvey have disagreed with the process of her vetting and swearing in, terming it as illegal and a constitutional coup.

Currently Nairobi is under Benson Mutura who is the acting governor for a period of 60 days, and Ann Kananu is expected to automatically take over as the Nairobi governor.

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