Mayor of Nairobi

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The Mayor of Nairobi was the non-executive head of Nairobi City Council in Nairobi, Kenya until the new constitution of 2010 which devolved government was enacted. The Mayor's office, officially the Mayor’s Palour, was located at City Hall Nairobi. The last mayor of Nairobi was George Aladwa of ODM, elected on 10 August 2011.[1]

There was no Mayor of Nairobi from 1983 to 1992 because the City Council of Nairobi was replaced by a City Commission appointed by then president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. The City Council was restored after the multi-party elections of 1992. The following is a list of the mayors of Nairobi from the time the city was a colonial town. Some names and other relevant details may be missing due to unavailable information.

Mayor Term begin Term end Notes
Grace Collict 1923 1924 First mayor of Nairobi
Charles Udall 1924 1925
James Riddell 1925 1927
Alfred Thomas Wood 1927 1929
Charles Udall 1929 1930
Franze Rudolf Mayer 1930 1931
James Riddell 1931 1933
Joseph Mortimer 1933 1934
Edward (George) Gwinnett Bompas 1934 1936
Alfred Thomas Wood 1936 1937 Died April 1944[2]
Joseph Mortimer 1937 1938 Died 24 November 1948[3]
Gwladys, Lady Delamere 1938 1940 First female mayor of Nairobi
Ernest Albert Vasey 1941 1942
Charles Udall 1942 1944
Ernest Albert Vasey 1944 1946
Tyson George Alfred 1946 1947
Frederick George Richard Woodley 1949 1950
Norman Harris 1950 1952
Dr. J.R. Gregory 1952 1953
Harold Travis 1953 1954
Reggie S. Alexander 1954 1955 First local born mayor of Nairobi
Israel Somen 1957 1959 First Jewish mayor
Marjorie Needham-Clarke 1959 1960
Harold Travis 1961 1962 Last European mayor
Charles Rubia 1963 1967 First African mayor of Nairobi
Isack Lugonzo 1967 1970
Margaret Kenyatta (mayor) 1970 1976
Andrew Ngumba 1977 1980
Nathan Kahara 1980 1983
VACANT 1983 1992 Abolished by Daniel Arap Moi and run by a succession of Commissions
Steve Flavian Mwangi 1993 1994
Dick Waweru 1994 1996
John King'ori 1996 1998
Sammy Mbugua 1998 1999
John Ndirangu 1999 2001
Dick Waweru 2001 2002
Joe Aketch 2003 2004
Dickson Wathika 2004 2008
Geoffrey Majiwa 2008 2010
George Aladwa 2010 2012

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "ODM's Aladwa elected Nairobi Mayor". The Standard. 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "No title". Lancashire Evening Post. 20 April 1944 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Deaths". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 27 November 1948. 

References[edit]

1. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=65262

2. http://allafrica.com/stories/200802291074.html

3. Norman Harris: From trusteeship to development: how class and gender complicated Kenya's housing policy, 1939–1963

4. Lady Gwladys (Gladys) Delamere: http://eawl.org/eawl-1940s.html

5. Reward those who value colonial heritage Posted Saturday, 10 July 2010 at 17:31 daily nation.com

6. http://www.oldcambrians.com/Photos-QueenMother1959.html

7. Red strangers: the white tribe of Kenya By Christine Stephanie Nicholls

8. https://books.google.com/books?id=7XQdt37BJ6cC&pg=PA245&lpg=PA245&dq=%22somen+mayor+of+nairobi%22&source=bl&ots=UQyV6wXP1V&sig=iyMEBE80MRm2XdDdFKOJFm-kYM0&hl=en&ei=PWgfTcmZGYSs8AbvwJGpDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22somen%20mayor%20of%20nairobi%22&f=false