Dr. James Nyoro has officially been sworn in as the third governor of Kiambu in a colourful ceremony skipped by the outgoing Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his supporters.
Speaking before Nyoro took the oath, Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi said all procedures of swearing in a governor had been complied with and it was time to swear in the new governor.
“The law requires that the incoming governor takes the oath in public that is why we are here. All laws have been complied with,’ she said before handing over to Justice Onyiego to swear in Nyoro.
The event has been preceded by a notice in the special issue of the Kenya Gazette and the County Gazette published late on Thursday and signed by the Kiambu County Secretary Martin Mbugua as a requirement by law.
The former adviser to the government on matters Agriculture and Policy officially replaced his boss with whom they have been involved in a power struggle.
Waititu was impeached on Wednesday by the Senate with Speaker Kenneth Lusaka gazetting the impeachment and his removal hours after the House passed a motion to that effect.
Here are photos from the event