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Swearing in of James Nyoro as Kiambu governor postponed over Legal setbacks

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BY CORRESPONDENT,KIAMBU,30TH JAN 2020-James Nyoro  will have to wait for sometime to know if he will after all be sworn in as Kiambu governor after Ferdinand Waititu was Impeached .This is after the much awaited swearing which was to be conducted at the Kiambu Law courts on Thursday was postponed over legal challenges.

Hundreds of Nyoro’s supporters and leaders had assembled at the County Headquarters, where he was ready to take an oath, only for the Judiciary to postpone the exercise, prompting protests from locals.

Waititu is already seeking orders to overturn the Senate decision to uphold a motion by the Kiambu MCAs who voted to send him home last year.

On Thursday, a section of Kiambu leaders walked out of the Governor’s office, hoping to get a judge to administer the oath, only to wait for more than five hours.

Led by Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba, the leaders said they were frustrated since the judge had been assuring them he was going there whenever they called him.

“He has been saying that he is coming since 9a.m., who is he consulting?” a visibly agitated legislator said.

Outside, a section of leaders and supporters of Nyoro were singing and dancing, some yelling “Nobody can stop reggae,” that was ignited in Mombasa last week by ODM leader Raila Odinga, in reference to the Building Bridges Initiative bandwagon.

They switched from Kikuyu gospel songs to reggae and any other song that inspired hope.

The county offices’ gate was closed for hours, as a precautionary measure, in case unwelcome guests like the impeached Governor Waititu stormed in.

Just to ensure that security was maintained all those  getting inside the premises underwent thorough security scrutiny, including journalists, with some been  locked out for hours. 

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