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Governor Malombe sworn in for second, final term

 Kitui County Governor-Elect Dr Julius Makau Malombe and his deputy Augustine Wambua Kanani have been sworn in and given certificate to take over the county’s top office.

Kitui Governor Dr Julius Malombe receives a certificate from Justice George Odunga after his swearing in at Ithookwe Show Grounds. MWINGI TIMES/Josphine Mwende

The swearing in took place at Ithookwe Show Grounds, Kitui Central sub county. It was presided over by Justice George Odunga.

According to the IEBC, Malombe emerged victorious in the August 9 polls by garnering 198004 votes.  His closest competitor former senator David Musila had 117606 votes.

Former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke was distant third with just 10639 votes. He had vied on UDA party ticket.

Having withdrawn from the elections in the final days of the campaigns, former governor Charity Ngilu had only 2026 votes. Her name was in the ballot, something she protested.

Outgoing governor Ngilu skipped today’s swearing in. However, the transition was successful.

“The outgoing governor is supposed to hand over the instruments of power and authority. They are the county flag, coat of arms, the Constitution of Kenya, and the county public seal.

However, I have seen the instruments here. The law states that the absence of the outgoing governor does not invalidate the swearing in ceremony of the governor.”, said Justice Odunga.


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  1. We thank God for you, and congratulations your Excellency


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