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Kenya: Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura Sworn in As Acting Nairobi Governor – Video

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Kenya: Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura Sworn in As Acting Nairobi Governor - Video

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura was sworn in Monday morning as acting Nairobi Governor, even as Mike Sonko’s political fate looks sealed.

Mr Mutura promised to restore sanity in the running of affairs in the capital.

“You have elected me to various positions in the city and I have never failed you. This will not be the first time,” he said.

He also promised to end the budget impasse to ensure service delivery in the city is not grounded.

Mr Mutura was to be sworn in on Friday last week but the ceremony was postponed after the assigned judge, Justice Jairus Ngaah, arrived past the stipulated time.

The new development follows the confirmation of Sonko’s impeachment by the Senate last week Thursday, paving way for Mr Mutura to take over as acting governor for 60 days since Nairobi has no deputy governor.

No public office

Sonko’s impeachment has now put to his chances of holding any public office in the future on the line, even as he insists he will challenge his ouster in court, especially the impeachment procedure by the County Assembly.

“He is contemplating going to court probably this week as he has 14 days to appeal. He retains the right to appeal that shoddy decision by the assembly and he hopes the court will stand with what is right and not political interests,” said Sonko’s spokesperson Ben Mulwa.

However, the future looks bleak for the impeached governor with legal experts saying his political life is as good as over.