Soon after Nairobi County assembly impeached Mike Sonko as the county governor through the Senate, the county speaker Benson Mutura was to take charge for 60 days.
However, the planned swearing in of Acting Nairobi County governor Benson Mutura was halted after it emerged that he is unqualified for the position.
According to reports from a section of media, the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker does not meet the minimum requirements to be the acting governor.
The State House which is said to have fronted Benson Mutura for the position was left confused afte EACC raised a red flag about Mutura’s qualifications.
It has been alleged that Speaker Benson Mutura does not have a degree, which is a Constitutional requirement for one to become a governor.
Yesterday, Friday, the swearing ceremony for Mutura was canceled after the judge who was to preside over the event arrived late.
“The Constitution stipulates that the exercise be conducted from 10am-2pm,” the Assumption of Office Committee Chairperson Justus Kathenge said on Friday, December 18.
According to reports, the ceremony was postponed when Speaker, who was supposed to take oath of office, and MCAs were already seated in the chambers.
Mutura was to be sworn in the acting capacity for a period of 60 days after the impeachment of Mike Sonko on Thursday night, December 17 by the Senate.