The High Court has on Monday halted the planned swearing in of Anne Kananu as Nairobi Governor.
The decision follows a successful application filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) who have termed the planned swearing in ceremony as unconstitutional.
Also pointed out by the society was the illegitimacy of Anne Kananu as the County’s deputy Governor as witnessed last week on Friday.
- Anne Kananu sworn in as first female Nairobi Deputy Governor
- Mike Sonko declares a 10-year break from politics
- Judiciary commence process of replacing former CJ Maraga
LSK noted that the already conducted swearing in of Kananu as the county deputy Governor should also be put on hold until when the case is determined by the court.
The society has called on the government to pave way for people of Nairobi to exercise their right in the upcoming by-election set for February.
Acting Naorobi Governor and County Speaker Benson Mutura handed Kananu all instruments of power, something that she gladly accepted.
In her speech, she promised to work hard and ensure that all organs of government work together for the benefit of the people of Nairobi.
The office of Nairobi Governor fell vacant on December following the impeachment of Mike Sonko by the Senate.