Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has weighed in on what some see as the rush to swear in Deputy Governor James Nyoro as a substantive governor.
Speaking on Thursday in an exclusive interview with NTV's Olive Burrows, Kabogo appeared to suggest that there was nothing wrong with administering Nyoro with the oath of office.He said according to the law, a deputy governor becomes the governor immediately after the impeachment of the governor and, therefore, the swearing-in timescale should not be an issue."Really if the impeachment was done, what was supposed to follow? It is the swearing-in of the deputy, that is the law. How quickly or how slowly they do it... People want to politicise everything," he said. Kabogo's words come amid a raging debate on what is the right time to swear in a deputy governor after the impeachment of a governor. There are those, like Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who contend that the deputy governor cannot be sworn in until and unless 10 days have elapsed.Dr Nyoro was scheduled to be sworn in on Thursday but that did not happen, after the appointed judge failed to execute that mandate.Waititu himself rushed to court to stop the ceremony, but the court refused to grant his wish.The embattled county boss was impeached on Wednesday by the Senate on 3 counts, on which the senators voted overwhelmingly in favour of his impeachment.