Saturday, January 28, 2023

Governor’s First Step In Office

The polls are over and all the governors have already taken their oath of office. To serve their respective counties for the next 5 years. Many have come on board while others have managed to retain their second term. Others like H.E Jackson Mandago and H.E Hassan Ali Joho have successfully finished their two terms in office as dictated in the constitution of Kenya. We have witnessed various governors’ first step in office and this will set the basis of their first 100 days.

Former Dagoreti North Member of Parliament Mr.Paul Simba Arati is now the second governor of Kisii county. He got many by surprise immediately after winning the elections. His speech after being awarded his certificate by the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, affirmed the Kisii people to roll up his sleeves and get to work. He wasn’t going to wait for the swearing-in ceremony to start executing his mandate. The second incident was after slashing his swearing ceremony budget from 57 million to 3.5 million.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Arthur Sakaja has ordered all motorbikes impounded by the county government to be released to their owner. In addition, all cases against them are to be withdrawn with immediate effect. The reception is being praised by city residents. The third governor has assured implementation of the manifesto he promised the city dwellers. True to what he said during the governor’s debate, the NMS has promised to revert the four pillars handed to them during the tenure of former second governor of Nairobi Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza triumphed as an independent candidate against veteran politician & incumbent governor Kiraitu Murungi and outgoing Meru senator Mithika Linturi. She becomes the first female governor of Meru and one of the 7 female governors to be elected in this year’s polls. This number has gone doubled up as compared to the 2013 elections where we had only 3 governors out of elected 47. On August 27, Kawira news went viral about paying her husband Murega Baichu 1.2 million shillings to perform during her swearing-in ceremony. The third governor of Meru County has rubbished the allegation claiming her husband was not contracted to perform nor was he even paid a penny. Murega Baichu who is a meru-based singer did perform during his wife Kawira mwangaza’s ceremony.


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