The former deputy Governor of Nairobi County Ann Kananu was finally sworn in as the Governor.

Ann became the first female Governor of Nairobi County. And the fourth female Governor in the history of Kenya.

The swearing-in ceremony took place on Tuesday, 16 November. And was presided over by Justice Lilian Mutende.

She expressed her joy on being sworn in and promised to work for the people.

The responsibility bestowed upon me as governor of Nairobi is no mean feat. However, I confidently state that with your support I am up to the task and I will serve you to the best of my ability, Kananu said.

Kananu had been serving as Nairobi County’s acting Governor since Mike Sonko was impeached last year.

Sonko had moved to court seeking to stop the oath pending the hearing and determination of a case challenging his impeachment. But the court said it lacked the jurisdiction go consider the appeal.

Taking the oath, Anne unveiled her plans to improve the health of children across the county. And also promised to have a revitalized 24-hour economy that will create jobs for young people.

She also promised to have an all-inclusive and improved quality of early learning by employing an additional 219 ECDE teachers.

Kananu also promised to work with all stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery and improved quality of life for city residents.

Further to ensure that Nairobi City County Government is effectively functioning I commit to working in collaboration and in harmony with the: Senate, National Government, Nairobi County Assembly, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), Development and diplomatic Partners, the Business Community and Nairobians, she said.

Congratulations Ann.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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