Kitui County governor elect Dr. Julius Makau Malombe and his Deputy Augustine Wambua Kanani have taken the oath of office today at Ithookwe Showground. Dr. Malombe takes office as the 3rd Governor of Kitui County taking over from the immediate Governor and Narc Party leader Charity Kaluki Ngilu who missed the event.
The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by a High Court Judge Justice George Odunga. In attendance was the former Vice President and Wiper Party Leader Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, County Assembly Speaker George Ndotto, Kitui Senator elected Enoch Wambua, several Members of Parliament elected, Members of County Assembly Elect and other dignitaries.
In his inauguration speech, Governor Malombe said that in his first 100 days in office, he will ensure that all hospitals are stocked with necessary drugs, ECD teachers placed in the scheme of service to ensure they transition to permanent and pensionable terms, reinstatement of cleaners in towns and markets centers among other benefits.
Governor Malombe is among seven other governors who have been lucky to be re-elected after having served their first terms as pioneer governors in 2013.