The President-Elect of the Republic of Kenya, Your Excellency Dr. William Ruto,
The Incoming Governor of Nairobi City County, Your Excellency Johnson Sakaja,
The Outgoing Governor of Nairobi City County, Your Excellency Ann Kananu Mwenda,
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Justin Muturi,
The Chairman of the Council of Governors, Hon Martin Wambora,
The Director General of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Major General Mohammed Abdallah Badi,
The Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Benson Mutura,
Members of the Nairobi County Assembly,
The Presiding Judge,
Nairobians present, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is my great pleasure to warmly welcome all of you to this auspicious ceremony.
This is a culmination of a long journey that we have walked together with the people of this great city. It has been a tough experience and we are now more than ever better prepared to deliver what Nairobi residents desire from their leadership.
I wish to sincerely thank the Kenya Kwanza Alliance for all the support they accorded the Johnson Sakaja – Njoroge Muchiri ticket. Led by our President-elect His Excellency Dr. William Ruto and DP-Elect His Excellency Rigathi Gachagua, Kenya Kwanza enabled the voice of mama mboga, the boda boda rider, the small trader and all the hustlers out there, to be heard.
My role as Deputy Governor shall be to assist my boss and my friend, H.E. The Governor to deliver on our mandate and on all the pledges that we made during the campaigns.
I will be particularly keen on ensuring that we make Nairobi pro-business by streamlining the licensing regime and building systems to make it easier for Nairobi residents and businesspeople to, not only receive services, but to also pay what is due.
It is your cooperation that will enable us to meet our revenue targets, and to use that same revenue to deliver services to you. I will be there to guide the Deputy City Managers who will be responsible for our five boroughs and to create systems that will make interaction seamless between the County Government and the residents.
To the staff of Nairobi City County Government, my office shall be open to you. We have heard your issues and we shall address them expeditiously. In turn you will be expected to deliver efficiently and support the Governor’s programmes, arrived at through extensive interactions with members of the public.
As I conclude, I wish to sincerely thank my family, for standing by me through the arduous campaign period. You have been my pillar and I truly thank God for you.
Thank you, and may God bless you all.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is now my pleasure to invite H.E. Sakaja Arthur Johnson, the Fourth Governor of Nairobi City County, to make his remarks.
Your Excellency Sir.
H.E. JAMES NJOROGE MUCHIRI
NAIROBI CITY COUNTY