The council of governors have denied claims that they deliberately ignored the swearing in of Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga. Andrew Teyie who is the communication director said that the notice given was too short .

The council of governors in a statement said that the received an email inviting them for the ceremony on Sunday evening and the communication was shared to all governors.

The statement added the chairman of the council of governors Josephat Nanok was out of the country on official capacity and that he had congratulated Honorable Kahiga and that the Council of governors fully supports him.

Read:Nyeri Governor, Wahome Gakuru Dies After Grisly Road Accident

Governor Sonko had asked for a constitutional amendment to extend the transition period after the death of a governor who dies while still serving his term.

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said that he would soon move an amendment on the county government act to allow the governor to appoint his deputy as it would be difficult for the governor to work alone.

Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru died last week in a grisly road accident in Muranga.

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