Nairobi county has been operating without a governor since December 2020, the office of the governor was left vacant after Mike Sonko was impeached by the members of county assembly due to corruption. The speaker of county was appointed to act as a governor since the office of the deputy governor was also vacant.
Anne Kananu Mwenda was confirmed as deputy governor of Nairobi county by the court. This gave her a chance of ascending to the top seat as the county boss. Former governor Mike Sonko challenged the swearing in of Mrs Kananu to the supreme court but his appeal was rejected. Today Nairobi has received new leader after swearing in of Mrs Mwenda.
After taking an oath of office, Mwenda has promised that she make the city a secure 24-hour economy within 30 days. This is the task that is awaiting her as she takes over from Sonko. She has to proof to the people of Nairobi that she is capable for her to be re-elected in the next election.
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