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Swearing-in of James Nyoro as Kiambu governor fails.

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– James Nyoro was expected to take the oath of office between 10am and 2pm on January 30.

– The swearing in ceremony was to be presided over by Justice John Onyiego at the Kiambu county headquarters.

– The installation delayed for nearly six hours after which it was cancelled by the Judiciary due to “unavoidable reasons”

– A new date for the ceremony will now be set afresh as the former deputy governor takes over from impeached governor Waititu The much-awaited swearing in ceremony of James Nyoro as the Kiambu governor has been postponed.

Though no explanation was given for the postponement, an official communication from the Judiciary cited “unavoidable circumstances”.

READ ALSO: Police bullet aimed at stray dog leaves school boy dead James Nyoro was expected to be sworn in between 10 am and 2 pm.

READ ALSO: Wakaazi wa Kiambu wafurahia Waititu kufutwa kazi “We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” the statement reads. The Judiciary had settled on High Court Judge, John Onyiego, to preside over the installation of the county’s third governor.

Several area politicians and residents had turned up at the county headquarters for the hurriedly organised event which was expected to take place between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, January 30, less than 24 hours after governor Ferdinand Waititu was impeached.

The immediate former governor Waititu was impeached on Wednesday, January 29. Photo: Waititu Babayao. Source: Facebook Earlier on the day, the immediate former and the impeached county chief Waititu was at the court to challenge his removal and the case will be heard on Tuesday, February 4.

The ax fell on the seasoned politician on Wednesday, January 29, when the Senate approved a decision by the Kiambu county assembly to send him home. At least 63 out of 92 Kiambu MCAs voted to remove the former Nairobi deputy mayor from the office.

At least 63 out of 92 MCAs voted to remove the former Nairobi deputy mayor from the office.

At the Senate, the senators found Waititu guilty of gross violation of the Constitution 2010, County Government Act 2012, Public Finance Management Act 2012 and the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2012.

At the end of heated session that ran into the night, 27 senators against 11 voted in support of the county assembly’s decision to impeach him. Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish?


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