James Nyoro to be sworn in as Kiambu Governor tomorrow

Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro and his Nyeri counterpart Caroline Karugu at the Kiambu County Government Headquarters. [Fidelis Kabunyi/Standard]
James Nyoro will, after all, be sworn in as Kiambu Governor tomorrow, Friday at the county headquarters.

According to a government gazette notice, Nyoro will be sworn in tomorrow at 10.00 am at the county headquarters.

Earlier in the day, the High Court failed to stop his swearing-in as the new county chief after the ouster of his boss Ferdinand Waititu on Wednesday.

In the petition, Waititu argues that he was unlawfully impeached citing that proper procedures were not followed.

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“The resolution of the Kiambu County assembly was passed with a vote of 57, way below the required threshold of 62 as enshrined under Section 33(1) of the County Government Act,” argued Waititu.

The court set Monday, February 3 as the date of the hearing.

The day-long drama, twists and turns was to end with Nyoro sworn in as the new county chief on Thursday morning.

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The Judiciary said High Court Judge John Onyiego would conduct the swearing-in, indicating it was all set for the function, following Wednesday night’s gazette notice.

However, it did not happen. The judge did not show up for the occasion. The rush to swear Nyoro in raised eyebrows across the political arena.

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Hours later, it emerged that his swearing-in was postponed to a later date in what lawyers termed as legal challenges.

Senate voted to impeach Ferdinard Waititu as Kiambu Governor on Wednesday, to which he moved to the High Court to have the decision overturned.

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