Governors skip Kahiga swearing in as 4th Nyeri boss
Edward Mutahi Kahiga was sworn in as the fourth governor of Nyeri County yesterday in a ceremony skipped by other county bosses.
The unionist replaces Dr Wahome Gakuru who died in a road crash in Murang’a last week. Mr Kahiga, a former teacher, took the oath of office yesterday in a colourful ceremony attended by over 500 residents at the Nyeri county government offices.
However, none of the other 46 governors attended the ceremony even after promising support for Mr Kahiga.
But two governors , Laikipia’s Ndiritu Muriithi and Kiambu’s Ferdinand Waititu, had attended a prayer meeting on Sunday where they pledged to work with Mr Kahiga.
ICT secretary Joe Mucheru, who is chairing the national committee organising the burial, was present yesterday. Other leaders present included Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri and ElgeyoMarakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen. Leaders from Nyeri, among them, County Assembly Speaker John Kaguchia, Senator Ephraim Maina and the six MPS were in attendance
Judge Jarius Ngaa presided over the ceremony, which had been initially scheduled to take place after the burial.
OATH Mutahi Kahiga is sworn in yesterday.