, NYERI, Kenya, Nov 10 – Nyeri Deputy Governor Mutahi Kahiga will take the oath of office for governor Monday at 2PM outside the governor’s office in Nyeri town.
Speaking to the press, Mutahi said that he would have preferred to be sworn in after the burial but after consultation with the legal team, he had to do it next week to adhere to the Constitution.
Mutahi also urged Nyeri people to remain calm and avoid much speculation on the transition process stating that the Constitution will be followed to the letter.
In addition, Mutahi reported that he is ready to withthe CECs that were appointed by the late Wahome Gakuru, in order to attain the vision he had set for the Nyeri people.
He gave the assurance with the caveat that any changes to the Executive would be taken under the advisement of other county officials.
Mutahi said that things will be done according to the vision and strategy that was set by Gakuru noting that they were working harmoniously to steer Nyeri to greater heights.
On burial preparations, Mutahi said that there will be a memorial mass at Dedan Kimathi University on Tuesday and on Saturday Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Mumbi Waiguru of Kirinyaga and Mwangi Wa Iria of Murang’a would avail themselves to aid in the planning.
He also said that the Nyeri county government would hold interdenominational prayers at the Dedan Kimathi grounds on Sunday to pray for the county after losing two governors in one year.
At the same time, Kieni MP Kanini Kega urged the Nyeri populace to avoid speculating on the cause of the accident that claimed Gakuru’s life and give the relevant authorities time to conclude their investigations.