It’s been 16 days since Kenyans went to the ballot to vote for their preferred leaders from the top seat; presidential to the MCAs.
Although there is still uncertainty on who will be sworn in as Kenya’s next head of state following a petition that was filed to challenge the president-elect’s win; leaders at the county level (governors) and their deputies are all set for their new role after they were sworn in on Thursday.
The highly publicized inauguration ceremonies for the governor-elects took place in 45 counties excluding Mombasa and Kakamega where the gubernatorial elections are scheduled for August 29th.
Among the leaders who took the oath of office include the record-breaking 7 female governors Ann Waiguru-Kirinyaga Governor, Fatuma Achani -Kwale governor, Cecily Mbarire-Embu governor, Susan Kihika-Nakuru Governor, Kawira Mwangaza – Meru County, Wavinya Ndeti- Machakos County & Gladys Wanga of Homabay County.
President-elect William Ruto graced the swearing-in ceremony of Nairobi governor Sakaja (who was elected under the UDA party) which took place at KICC.
Speaking during the ceremony, Ruto assured that the national and county government will work together to ensure that they fulfill the promises he made to Kenyans and ensure that there is equality in his administration.
Here is the news making headlines on Opera News App today;
IEBC Commissioners to File Individual Responses to Presidential Petition
The four electoral commissioners, who have disowned the presidential election results, will each file their responses in the petition challenging the outcome of the vote.
New MPs Vow to Revive CDF During First Session
The 13th Parliament will prioritize the revival of the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) in its first session, MPs vowed yesterday.
Speaking during an orientation session at Parliament Buildings, they said the Fund was used to benefit common Kenyans and not MPs as perceived by critics.
Karua: 19 Foreigners, Two Kenyans Helped Rig Election
The 2022 presidential election was rigged way before August 9 through 21 individuals— 19 foreigners and two Kenyans—who had access to the electoral agency’s technology, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua allege in court.