Final Date For Swearing-in Nyeri Governor Announced

  • Nyeri Deputy Governor Mutahi Kahiga is set to be sworn in as the fourth Nyeri county boss on Monday, November 13 at 2pm.

    There had been a lot of uncertainty regarding the ceremony after the initial date was canceled on Wednesday following a proposal from the Council of Governors.

    On Friday, Nyeri teachers, led by KNUT chairperson Patrick Karinga, noted that the teachers Union was ready to protest if Mr Kahiga was not sworn in by Friday midday.

    [caption caption="Mutahi Kahiga"][/caption]

    They faulted the government for breaching the Constitution by delaying the swearin-in of the former Nyeri KNUT Secretary General.

    "Let them know we have the numbers to demonstrate if Kahiga, who is a former teacher, is not sworn in.

    "The Constitution must be followed to the latter," they directed.

    The Executive Secretary, Zachary Mathenge, pointed out that there had been a lacuna in Nyeri caused by the delay in the inauguration of the fourth Governor.

    "Does it mean that Kahiga is not qualified? They should even know that he is so qualified and is almost completing his masters," Mr Mathenge noted.

    Senators are also set to draft a bill that will enable Deputy Governors to appoint assistants in case they assume office when the sitting county chief dies.

    The bill, being drafted by Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki and Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, could be tabled in the House for debate by next month.

    According to the Constitution, a deputy governor automatically assumes office in case of death, resignation or impeachment of the governor.

    There is no provision for a by-election or appointment of a deputy.

    [caption caption="The Late Wahome Gakuru With His Deputy Mutahi Kahiga"][/caption]