Anne Kananu has been sworn in today Tuesday 16th November as Nairobi’s governor.
A Gazette Notice issued on Monday 15th November showed that Kananu will take oath at 10 am at Kenyatta International Convention Centre’s (KICC) Comesa grounds.
Kananu has been acting Governor following the December 2020 impeachment of Mike Sonko who lately tried, unsuccessfully, to stop her swearing-in.
“Pursuant to sections 14 and 16 (1) (b) of the Assumption of Office of Governor Act 2019, and in accordance with 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 Mwendwa as the Governor of Nairobi City County shall take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre COMESA grounds. reads the gazette notice.
Former Nairobi Governor Sonko had wanted the Supreme Court to stop the swearing-in of Kananu as Governor pending the hearing and determination of his appeal, but the case was dismissed.
The apex court stated that it lacked the jurisdiction to consider the appeal.
“The court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the appeal given that his main appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging his impeachment has not been heard,” ruled the five-judge bench, Supreme Court ruled.