Nairobi Gets New Acting Governor

  • Nairobi county assembly speaker Benson Mutura was on Friday, December 18 officially sworn in as the acting Nairobi Governor following the impeachment of Mike Sonko on Thursday night.

    Mutura will now be the county boss for a maximum period of 60-days under which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will conduct a by-election.

    The swearing-in was done under tight security at City Hall with heavy police presence surrounding the county offices to ensure the ceremony was not interrupted. 

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in Senate on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    The Nairobi Governor by-election will be held by February 15, 2021, which will be within 60 days of the Senate impeachment vote.

    Sonko becomes the second governor to be impeached by the Senate following former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu in January 2020.

    The Senate upheld the County Assembly’s decision to impeach the former Nairobi Senator on Thursday night following a two-day hearing.

    Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka issued a gazette notice dated Friday, December 18 confirming the impeachment of Sonko.

    “On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Senate resolved to remove Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Governor of Nairobi City County, from office, by impeachment,” read part of a gazette notice.

    More to follow…


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