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Kananu Anne sworn in as Nairobi’s first female Deputy Governor (watch)



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Newly approved Nairobi’s first female Deputy Governor Kananu Anne has been sworn in few minutes ago.

The seat has been vacant following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January 2018.

The swearing in paves way for Anne to ascend to governor’s office.

The Nairobi County Assembly earlier today approved her nomination as the new Nairobi Deputy Governor.

This is despite questions on the legality of the entire process.

As it stands, the planned by-election will not be taking place.

While being vetted for the position earlier today, Anne said she will support and work with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services team headed by Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Mohammed Badi.

She added that unlike former Governor Mike Sonko, when she becomes governor, she will work with the General Badi-led agency to improve service delivery in the city.

“I will work together with NMS to make sure whatever plans are put in place are accomplished.”

Anne who was nominated as deputy governor by Sonko was vetted at City Hall early today after the court threw out an application by Sonko to stop the exercise and her subsequent swearing-in  as Deputy Governor.

This was despite a spirited fight to erect a hurdle against the process.

The court this morning dismissed an application by activist Okiya Omtatah to halt the exercise.

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