The Supreme Court on Monday stopped the planned swearing-in of Nairobi deputy governor Anne Kananu.
The order follows an appeal by former Governor Mike Sonko challenging a Court of Appeal decision on Friday that dismissed his case against Kananu’s assumption of office.
The Standard reports, Supreme Court Judge Mohamed Ibrahim, however, directed that the order stopping Kananu’s swearing-in and assumption of office will only last for 14 days to enable Sonko to pursue his appeal.
“Pending hearing and determination of the suit, an order is issued restraining the Committee on Assumption of Office from swearing-in Kananu as Nairobi Governor. She is also prohibited from occupying the Office of the Governor until further orders of this court,” ruled the court.