Governor Kananu says she's ready to hand-over power to Sakaja

Sakaja won the seat after after garnering 699,392 votes.

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• Kananu took to Twitter on Friday noting that she will entrust the position to Sakaja after he is sworn in.

Nairobi county governor Ann Kananu takes oath before devolution committee to answer questions on the Pumwani maternity land grabbing in senate chambers on March.16th.2022.
Nairobi county governor Ann Kananu takes oath before devolution committee to answer questions on the Pumwani maternity land grabbing in senate chambers on March.16th.2022.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Current Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu has said she is ready to hand over power to Senator Johnson Sakaja who was elected Nairobi governor.

Kananu took to Twitter on Friday noting that she will entrust the position to Sakaja after he is sworn in.

"I will hand over Nairobi County to Sakaja Johnson, the Governor-elect when he's sworn in," she said.

She assured the Nairobi people of a smooth transfer of power when the time comes.

"My team and his team are working to ensure there's a smooth transition of power," Kananu added.

Sakaja won the seat after garnering 699,392  votes.

He is to succeed Kananu.

Sakaja who was vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket defeated his main rival Polycarp Igathe of the Jubilee party who got 573,518 votes.

Kananu was the acting governor since the ouster of Mike Sonko in December 2020.

She was later sworn in on November 16, 2021 at the Kenyatta International Convention Center Comesa Grounds.


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