Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura has been sworn in as the acting governor.
Mutura was sworn in on Monday, December 21, at 10:30am at the County Assembly.
In attendance was the solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, NMS Director Major General Mohammed Badi, Nairobi MPs led by Makadara MP George Aladwa.
During the ceremony, Mutura assured Nairobians of his readiness to commit to his work in serving the people of Nairobi.
“The fact that am acting Governor means that things are not working and we must fix them,” he said.
Mutura made it clear that his assumption in office is temporary but would work with all means to ensure things will prosper in the capital.
“I want to assure within the 60 days I will work to ensure smooth transition,” he said.
He asked the county CECs and Chief officers to support him in undertaking the City Hall duties.
“I expect full support from all CECs, chief officers and Directors, so that we may deliver,” he added.
Mutura was initially supposed to be sworn in on Friday, but the ceremony had to be postponed after the magistrate who was to preside over the event arrived late.
IEBC is expected to conduct a by-election within 60 days after today.