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President Uhuru Kenyatta one step away from completing Nairobi leadership takeover

President Uhuru Kenyatta

With Nairobi having a deputy governor in office, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan in completing the Nairobi leadership takeover is almost finalized.

An influential Jubilee MCA who sought anonymity told the Star that despite Uhuru’s silence on Nairobi leadership, he was fully aware and updated on the events.

“His silence is on purposes but the President knows what he wants and needed for Nairobi people to get their services without it being dramatized,” said the MCA.

Last Friday, the county witnessed Anne Kananu become the first female Deputy Governor of Nairobi after she was vetted and approved by the County assembly.

On Monday, County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura who had been acting as governor, relinquished his duties for the office paving the way or Kananu to take over.

However, the court on the same day gave orders blocking Kananu to be sown in as the third Governor of Nairobi County.

After the formation of the assumption to office committee and if the court doesn’t interfere with the process, Kananu was to be sworn in as Nairobi’s Governor and within 14 days nominate her deputy.

While giving her speech, Kananu thanked the President for having trust in her as she assumes her new duties as the DG.
Lawyer Danstan Omari claims that customs and traditions of governance have become a big hindrance to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga which will hinder a by-election from happening in Nairobi.

He explains that all the efforts being done for Kananu to become Governor are the fear the two have in facing Deputy President William Ruto in by-elections.

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Source: the-star