Sonko, Igathe take oath with pledge to transform Nairobi

The newly elected Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was sworn in on Monday to become the city’s second city county boss.

The elaborate event at Uhuru Park was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Speaking during the occasion, President Kenyatta lauded Dr Kidero for graciously handing over power instead of filing a court petition as he had earlier stated.

Twice during his brief speech, Kidero said he recognized Sonko as the governor that the people had decided and wished him well in his agenda to transform the city.

“It is so easy to criticize from the outside but now you’re the governor and you will see the many obstacles I faced. I’m always available for any consultations, let us work together and make Nairobi prosper,” added Kidero.

Also in attendance were former Governor Evans Kidero, his deputy Jonathan Mueke and newly elected Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

” I have never made a promise that I never kept and this day I want to give you an assurance that Nairobi will never be the same again, I shall work round the clock to deliver,” Governor Sonko said in his speech.

“This auspicious event marks the end of the cartel that has held the people of Nairobi hostage for long…there shall be enough water in the city, no garbage as we have already demonstrated in the ongoing ‘Operation Ng’arisha Jiji.”