Amos Nyaribo sworn in as Nyamira County Governor

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Amos Nyaribo sworn in as Nyamira County Governor replacing the late John Nyagarama. Photo Courtesy

Amos Nyaribo has been sworn in as Governor following the death of  John Nyagarama who succumbed to COVID-19 complications aged 74.

The swearing-in ceremony which was presided over by Nyamira High Court Judge Esther Maina took place at the Nyamira Primary School grounds on Tuesday morning in accordance with the law on administration of oaths.

Mr. Nyaribo was elected alongside the late Nyagarama in the 2013 polls and had held the position of deputy for the past 8 years.

The governor designate who had a frosty relationship with his boss-including illegally firing county workers in his bosses absence- will be completing his predecessors remaining 18 months in office.

He becomes the second governor of the county and the fourth deputy to assume office following the death of four governors since 2013.

The other three include Nderitu Gachagua and Wahome Gakuru (Nyeri County) and Joyce Laboso (Bomet County).

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