Revealed: Why Nyashinski was the only artiste who performed at Sakaja’s inauguration
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has revealed why singer Nyashinski was his only artiste to perform at his inauguration ceremony.
In an interview, the much-celebrated politician said that he has known Nyashinski for as long as he can remember and that he shares a friendship with the singer which is why he was his choice of artiste for his big day.
“Tulikuwa wasani pamoja. We met back in high school, he was in Nairobi School and I was in Lenana School. He is a very good friend of mine and a great artiste that I deeply admire. He is very talented, and he is the only artiste that performed at my inauguration,” said Sakaja.
He also stated that he was overjoyed when the artiste performed at his inauguration and claimed that his bond with Nyashinski goes beyond politics.
The two talk often on random matters every once in a while.
“I was extremely happy that he did, and it was quite an honour. He is a true friend, even outside the political circle, he is someone with whom I interact every now and then,” he added.
Governor Sakaja and His Deputy Dr James Njoroge Muchiri took the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi on August 25, 2022.
Governor Sakaja was sworn in as the 4th Governor of Nairobi City and took over the City-County leadership from Ann Kananu who assumed the office of the County governor after the impeachment of the former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Ms Ann Kananu, who was Nairobi City County’s first woman Governor handed over the instruments of power to Governor Sakaja.
Speaking after the inauguration, Governor Sakaja Johnson committed to working with all Nairobi City County stakeholders to create opportunities for all, restore order and give hope to the citizens of Nairobi.
“We are ready to write the next chapter in Nairobi City County’s history. We commit to enabling residents of Nairobi to play their part as active citizens in building communities and holding public offices accountable,” said Sakaja.
He also acknowledged his competitor Polycap Igathe citing him as a true embodiment of clean politics. Sakaja thanked all his predecessors whom he said have played a part to bring Nairobi where it is today.