Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition running mate Martha Karua on Thursday witnessed the swearing in of Gladys Wanga as the governor of Homa Bay County.
Wanga’s ceremony was held at the Homa Bay Stadium and was among the 45 governors who took their oath of office.
The outspoken Wanga will be taking over the reins of power from Cyprian Awiti who has since cleared his two terms in office in accordance to the constitution.
Wanga was declared winner after garnering 244,559 votes flooring her close competitor Evans Kidero, who came in second with 154,182 votes.
All 45 governors-elect took oath of office on Thursday, ten days since their election on August 9, 2022 while elections in Kakamega and Mombasa were postponed to Monday over a ballot papers mix-up.
The ceremonies were held between 10 am and 2 pm and second-term governors like Kisumu’s Ayang Nyongo and Nyeri’s Mutahi Wahiga exuded confidence in improving service delivery.
Taita Taveta governor-elect Andrew Mwadime alias Wakujaa together with his deputy governor Christine Ruth Saru Kilalo took their oath of office at Mwatunge Grounds in Taita Taveta County.
The governor-elect has taken oath of office in a public ceremony presided over by a High Court Judge Anne Ongijo.
Fatuma Achani was also sworn in as the Kwale governor, becoming the first female coastal Governor and will be taking over from Salim Mvurya.