Nyamira governor designate Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo has been sworn in taking over from John Nyangarama who succumb to Covid-19 complications.
The exercise which was presided over by Nyamira High Court Judge Esther Maina will took place at Nyamira D.E.B Primary school grounds at 12 noon.
Nyaribo becomes the second Governor of Nyamira County after the death of John Nyagarama on 18th December.
He also becomes the fourth Deputy Governor to assume office as Governor upon the demise of their bosses since 2013. The other three included Nderitu Gachagua and Wahome Gakuru, both of Nyeri County and Joyce Laboso of Bomet County.
He will be completing Nyagarama’s remaining 18 months in office.
During Nyagarama’s treatment trip abroad in 2018, Nyaribo sacked illegally employed county workers and stopped other illegal job postings during his three months in an acting capacity.
His efforts were however thwarted after his boss returned and reinstated them.
During the transition period, the County Secretary James Okemwa Ntabo was the Chairman of assumption of office committee.
The no-nonsense Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo (60), a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree enters history as the second governor for Nyamira county.