• The oath of office for Sakaja and his deputy Njoroge Muchiri will be administered by Justice Roselyne Aburili
• The outgoing senator emerged victorious in the governor race with 699, 392 votes
Nairobi governor-elect Johnson Arthur Sakaja is expected to be sworn-in today, August 25, 2022 between 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Preparations are already ongoing at KICC ahead of Sakaja’s big day as he takes over the leadership of Nairobi County for the next five years.
The oath of office for Sakaja and his deputy Njoroge Muchiri will be administered by Justice Roselyne Aburili with the assistance of magistrate Caroline Kabucho.
In addition to this, the judge will also administer the signing of the integrity document to the two.
Governor Sakaja will take his maiden ride in the official governor's Rolls-Royce following the oath.
The car, which cost Sh217,000 when it was purchased in 1966, is typically utilized for special occasions like holidays.
During their swearing-in ceremonies, the first and third governors of Nairobi, Ann Kananu and Evans Kidero, respectively, also travelled in the vintage automobile.
The outgoing senator (Sakaja) who was running on the UDA party ticket emerged victorious in the governor race with 699, 392 votes ahead of the Jubilee Party’s Polycarp Igathe who got 573, 516 votes.
The youthful politician (Sakaja) was declared the winner by Nairobi county returning officer, Albert Gogo governor’s race had attracted nine candidates; however, it was narrowed to a two-horse race between Sakaja and Igathe.
Sakaja will now succeed Anne Kananu as the next Nairobi Governor.
At the same time, ODM’s Edwin Sifuna won the senator race after garnering 716, 876 votes. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) came second in the race with 524, 091 votes.
ODM’s Esther Passaris retained her seat as the Nairobi Woman Representative after getting 698, 929 votes against her main viral Millicent Omanga (UDA) who had 586, 246 votes, who later issued the certificate.