Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura will on Monday, December 21 be sworn in as the interim city governor following Mike Sonko’s December 17 impeachment.
Mutura will be sworn in at 10am.
“It is notified for information of the general public that the swearing-in ceremony of Benson Mutura as the governor of Nairobi City County shall take place on December 21, 2020 at the Nairobi County Government Headquarters starting 10am,” says a Gazette Notice whose undersigned is the chairperson of the Assumption of the Office of the County Governor Committee, Justus Kathenge.
Mutura will be in charge of county affairs for 60 days, after which the IEBC will conduct a by-election.
The electoral board has to hold the mini-election because Nairobi County, as of the time of Sonko’s ouster, had no sitting Deputy Governor.
Twenty-seven (27) out of 45 senators last Thursday voted to impeach Sonko on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, committing crimes under the national law and gross misconduct.