, NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 14 – The Council of Governors (CoG) has come out to refute media reports that they snubbed Mutahi Kahiga’s swearing-in as new Nyeri Governor
The Council’s Director of Communications Andrew Teyie explained they were unable to organise a delegation of governors to attend the occasion due to the short notice of invitation.
“Council of Governors was invited to the ceremony on Sunday evening through an email and the communication was immediately shared with the Governors,” Teyie said.
“However due to the short timing of the ceremony, the Council registered its apologies,” read the statement from the CoG which had initially advised postponement of the fete ahead of burial of Mutahi’s boss Wahome Gakuru on Saturday.
He further noted that CoG Chairman and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok is out of the country on official business.
Teyie stated that Nanok and Governor’s lobby body had sent congratulatory messages to Kahiga who ascended to the position after the demise of the late Governor Wahome Gakuru who died in tragic road accident at Kabati along the Nairobi-Nyeri Highway.
Congratulations to Mutahi Kahiga on your assumption to office as Governor of Nyeri County, on behalf of @KenyaGovernors I wish you every success in performing the duties of your new position pic.twitter.com/sabxs1BrDS
— Josphat Nanok (@GovernorNanok) November 13, 2017
— Council of Governors (@KenyaGovernors) November 13, 2017
Teyie re-affirmed the Council is non-partisan and supports all 47 counties.
“We urge all to stick to the issue at hand as the Council lays to rest one of its members,” Teyie stated.