10 Governors flaunt their spouses at swearing-in ceremonies – PHOTOS

The swearing-in ceremonies of the newly elected governors were all family affairs with several county bosses being accompanied by their spouses and others by their children while taking the oath of office.

Below are the county bosses who graced the carpets with their families:

Johnson Sakaja

Sakaja looked suave and svelte in a navy blue suit and a red tie while his sons wore a three-piece suit and a black tie, for his swearing-in ceremony.

His daughter who stole the show was in a baby pink princess dress.

His wife also accompanied him as he made his maiden speech after being sworn in as the Nairobi governor.

Governor Sakaja with his family after the swearing in ceremony
Governor Sakaja with his family after the swearing in ceremony

Susan Kihika

Susan Kihika graced the red carpets with her husband Sam Mburu and her daughter. She was dressed in a white suit.

Kihika who is now the Nakuru Governor previously served as the senator of the county in 2017.

In 2020, Ms Kihika officially tied a knot with her long-term political partner, flamboyant businessman Sam Mburu.

Swearing in of Nakuru Governor-elect Susan Kihika PHOTO/CHEBOITE KIGENSwearing in of Nakuru Governor-elect Susan Kihika PHOTO/CHEBOITE KIGEN
Swearing in of Nakuru Governor-elect Susan Kihika PHOTO/CHEBOITE KIGEN

Anne Waiguru

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and the first gentleman Kamotho Waiganjo attended the swearing in ceremony at  Kimiigua Youth polytechnic in Gichugu Constituency.

Waiguru took oath of office to serve second term in office.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru ( left) and the first gentleman Kamotho Waiganjo.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru ( left) and the first gentleman Kamotho Waiganjo. Photo/ GEORGE MUNENE.

James Orengo

Orengo served in the Senate of Kenya since 2013 as a senator for Siaya County.

In 2022 he vied for the governor of Siaya County and won.

Orengo attended the inauguration with his lovely wife Betty Murungi. They are both lawyers who have been practising law for a long time.

Kawira Mwangaza

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza (centre) and deputy Isaac M’Ethingia after taking oath

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza was at the Kinoru Stadium with his husband Nurega Baicu. He entertained residents of Meru who attended the ceremony with his guitar.

Kawira won the seat running on an independent ticket.

Murega Baicu, husband to Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza plays his guitar at Kinoru stadium
Murega Baicu, husband to Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza plays his guitar at Kinoru stadium

Wisley Rotich

With little known about him, the former banker was elected as the Elgeyo Marakwet county boss.

Wisley is the youngest Governor serving in 2022. He attended his big day with his wife, Fionnah.

Elgeyo Marakwet governor elect Wisley Rotich (second left) and his wife Fionnah at Iten sports ground ahead of his swearing in. With him are outgoing governor Alex Tolgos and his wife Joyce. Photo By Fred Kibor

Patrick Ntutu

Narok Governor Patrick Ntutu and his wife Agnes Ntutu graced the William ole Ntimama Stadium for his inauguration.

He is the Former Labour Administrative Secretary.

L-R-Outgoing Narok Governor Samuel Tunai’s wife Sarah,Mr Tunai,Governor-elect Mr Patrick Ntutu and his wife Ms Agnes Ntutu at William ole Ntimama Stadium on August 25,2022.Photo/ROBERT KIPLAGAT

Issa Abdallah Timamy

Lamu Governor Issa Abdallah Timamy and his wife Hajar al Busaidy recaptured his seat after he lost it back in 2017.

His loss at the general election was following reports linking him to terrorism.

A lawyer by training, before his election, he served as the chairman of the National Museums of Kenya.

Lamu governor Issa Abdallah Timamy and his wife Hajara al-Busaidy display certificate to the public after he was sworn into office at Mkunguni square in Lamu Old Town on Thursday August 25, 2022/KALUME KAZUNGU

Fatuma Achani

Kwale Governor Fatuma Achani and her husband Ali Kanga were at the Kwale stadium where she was sworn in as the first female coastal Governor.

Kwale Governor Elect Fatuma Achani and the first Gentleman Ali Kanga at Kwale Stadium where she will be sworn in today to assume office. PHOTO/SIAGO CECE

Muthomi Njuki

Tharaka Nithi county governor Muthomi Njuki and his wife Margaret Muthomi attended the swearing-in ceremony at Kathwana Stadium.

Before being elected Governor, he served as the Chuka/Igambang’ombe Member of Parliament.

From left: Tharaka Nithi Governor-elect Muthomi Njuki, his wife Margaret Muthomi and Deputy Governor -elect Wilson Nyaga arrive for the swearing in ceremony at Kathwana Stadium. By Alex Njeru
From left: Tharaka Nithi Governor-elect Muthomi Njuki, his wife Margaret Muthomi and Deputy Governor -elect Wilson Nyaga arrive for the swearing in ceremony at Kathwana Stadium. By Alex Njeru

Irungu Kang’ata

Murang’a county governor Irungu Kang’ata proudly held aloft his inauguration certificate moments after receiving it after he was sworn in at Ihura stadium.

He becomes the second governor of Murang’a county since devolution.

His wife, Mary Wambui, was by his side to celebrate the moment with him.

Murang’a county governor Irungu Kang’ata sworn in at Ihura stadium. His wife Mary Wambui cheers him on. PHOTO/MARTIN MWAURA

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