Jan, 15th 2021 – Ann Mwenda Kananu has been sworn in as Nairobi deputy governor just some hours after the Nairobi county assembly approved her nomination . Mwenda had been proposed by impeached governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Kananu replaces Polycarp Igathe who resigned early 2018 after strained relationship with then governor Mike Sonko.
This morning Kananu appeared before the Nairobi County Assembly for vetting. This is after the high court suspended petitions challenging her vetting by activist Okiya Omtatah and Habib Kongo, who is vying for the Nairobi Gubernatorial seat.
Kananu says given the opportunity to serve as deputy governor, she will support and work with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service to improve service delivery in the city.
Mwenda said, “What I understand about devolution is a decentralization of power in services from the National Government to the County Government or local government. That means decentralizing services from the National Government to the County Governments.”
The office of Nairobi Deputy Governor has been vacant since January 2018 following Polycarp Igathe’s resignation.
Listen more to the proceeding on a video by Nation: