KANANU SWEARING-IN SET TO BE THE FINAL NAIL IN SONKO'S COFFIN

Appeal Court Judges Wanjiru Karanja, Jamila Mohamed and Jessie Lessit pave way for the swearing-in of Anne Kananu as substantive governor of Nairobi.

KANANU SWEARING-IN SET TO BE THE FINAL NAIL IN SONKO'S COFFIN
Anne Kanuna taking the oath into office as the deputy governor of Nairobi. Photo courtesy

A three-judge bench on Friday the 22nd gave the all-clear for acting Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu to be sworn in as the substantive county boss.

The decision was made following the former governor's 10-month absence from office, effectively losing his position in the gubernatorial seat.

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko

Kananu’s swearing-in will take place this coming Tuesday after the dismissal of an application by Mike Sonko to bar the acting governor from assuming his former position. The appellate court dismissed the appeal claiming that the swearing-in was not filed in the High Court as part of his appeal. The application also did not meet the threshold required to warrant a grant.

Anne will become the first female governor of the capital and fourth in the country since the introduction of the devolved government.

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Sonko’s impeachment took place on December 3rd 2020 after disgruntled MCA’s convened and passed a resolution for his removal. His impeachment signified the start of his 10-month political battle with the court and with the incumbents pending appointment into office, this could well be the final nail in his coffin.