Samuel Wamathai has been sworn as Nyeri Governor following Nderitu Gachagua’s death from pancreatic cancer.
Wamathai officially took office in line with section 182 of the constitution which states that if a vacancy occurs in the county chief’s office, the DG will take over for the remainder of the term.
The former diplomat took the oath of office at the county headquarters in a ceremony presided over by resident judge Jarius Ngaah.
Wamathai takes over from Nderitu Gachagua, 64, who died early on Friday while undergoing treatment in London.
Gachagua had been battling pancreatic cancer, an illness that saw him admitted in the UK for two months in 2015.
Wamathai was expected to be sworn in on Saturday but no arrangements had been made from the Attorney General’s office.