Nairobi County Deputy Governor Ann Kananu will be sworn in today on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as the new Governor for Nairobi.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre(KICC) COMESA grounds, from 10.00 am following a gazette notice dated November 11, from the office of the county government of Nairobi.
“According to sections 14 and 16 (1) (b) of the Assumption of theOffice of Governor Act, 2019, and following the provisions of Article 74 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, it is notified for information of the general public that the swearing-in ceremony of Ms. Ann Kananu Mwenda, as the Governor of Nairobi City County, shall take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre COMESA Grounds, starting from 10.00 a.m.” the notice read.
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Ann Kananu will then be the county chief, taking over from Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) which is headed by General Mohamed Badi. She will assume all the duties of the Governor for Nairobi.
This follows the ousting of ex-Governor Mike Sonko, by Nairobi County Assembly with the approval of the Senate, after he was alleged of abuse of office, corruption, and gross misconduct.
The swearing-in of Kananu was slated to be on October 26 but Sonko filed a petition under certificate of urgency that blocked Kananu from taking the oath of office to become the third city boss since the Supreme Court postponed the event.
However, the Supreme Court determined Sonko’s appeal in a move that ruled against him since his case did not meet the threshold as required by the constitution.
“The court, we conclude, lacks jurisdiction to entertain the application,” read an excerpt from the ruling.
Ann Kananu has been the acting Nairobi Governor since January 18th, 2021, just three days after she was installed as a deputy governor.