Mutahi Kahiga has taken oath of office as the fourth Nyeri County Governor, taking over from the late Dr Wahome Gakuru who passed on last week following a road crash at Kabati area along Thika Murang'a highway.
Mr Kahiga, a former teacher, was sworn-in on Monday outside Nyeri county offices in a ceremony attended by about 500 residents. However, despite pledging support for him, none of the other 46 governors was present at the ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Jarius Ngaa.
Notable leaders present included ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, who is chairing the national organizing funeral committee for the late governor, former Nyeri governor Samuel Wamathai, Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Also present were leaders from Nyeri including County Assembly Speaker John Kaguchia, Senator Ephraim Maina and the six MPs.