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Governor James Nyoro said Chief Justice David Maraga assured the matter will be finalised soon.

Swearing in of the new Kiambu deputy governor Joyce Ngugi (pictured) failed to take off.

The event, which had been planned for Wednesday, was called off at the last minute because no judge was at hand to conduct the exercise as the courts are in recess due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Governor James Nyoro said Chief Justice David Maraga assured the matter will be finalised soon.

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However, the 11 newly appointed County Executive Committee members were sworn in by Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi in a low-key ceremony.

“I want to assure the public that the swearing-in of the deputy governor will take place the soonest possible. We have experienced a hitch due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, but the CJ has assured me that a judge will soon be available to conduct the ceremony,” Dr Nyoro said.

Oath of office

Those who took oath of office were Wilson Kang’ethe (Finance and Economic Planning), Margaret Ruinge (Public Service and Administration), James Maina (Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development), David Kuria (Water, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources), and Mary Kamau (Education, Gender, Culture and Social Services).

Others were Joseph Kamau (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Kigo Njenga (Trade, Tourism, Cooperatives and Enterprise Development), Joseph Murega (Health Services), Samuel Kimani (Roads, Transport and Public Works), Irene Waiyaki (County Attorney), and Martin Njogu (County Secretary).

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Nyoro nominated Ms Ngugi, widow of former Gatundu South MP Joseph Ngugi, as his deputy in February. Nyoro, who became governor after impeachment of his boss Ferdinand Waititu, also reshuffled the Cabinet. 

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