Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo has officially been sworn in as Nyamira county’s new governor. – By Gerald Gekara.
Nyaribo will now serve the remaining term until August 2022 when the general election will be held.
He is the fourth Deputy Governor to ascend to the top seat, after James Nyoro (Kiambu), Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri), and Dr Hillary Barchok (Bomet).
In attendance was; Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Kisumu deputy governor Mathews Owili,, Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba, County secretary James Ntabo, Nyamira County Assembly Speaker Moffat Teya and Kisii County Assembly Speaker David Kombo
Others who graced the occasion were Vincent Kemosi ( MP, West Mugirango), Joash Nyamoko (MP, North Mugirango), Shadrack Mose (MP Kitutu Masaba), Ben Momanyi (MP Borabu).
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Council of Governors Chairman and Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya also attended.
He takes on the office after the death of late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama who passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Nairobi Hospital.
The late governor was laid to rest at his rural home in Tente village, Nyamira county.
Nyagarama was Nyamira county’s first governor, who successfully secured a second term in 2017.