Anne Kananu Mwenda sworn in as Nairobi County Deputy Governor

Anne Kananu during her swearing-in as Nairobi County's Deputy Governor at KICC, Nairobi./file

Chances for a Nairobi gubernatorial by-election have gone up in smoke following the swearing-in of Anne Kananu as the County’s Deputy Governor.

Kananu, who was nominated by ex-governor Mike Sonko in January last year, was vetted before 11 am and sworn in before 2 pm on Friday after the court dismissed a case filed against her on Friday morning.

Kananu took an oath of office at the Kenyatta International Convention Center on Friday shortly after being approved as the DG by the Nairobi County Assembly in a special sitting that lasted less than an hour.

With Kananu taking office as the DG, the hopes of many who were eying the County’s gubernatorial seat through the by-election have also gone down in flames.