H.E. Hon. Sakaja Arthur Johnson was elected the Governor of Nairobi City County, Kenya, in August 2022. Governor Johnson is working to realise a vision of Nairobi as the Green City in the Sun, a nickname derived from the city’s foliage and warm climate.
Johnson’s commitment is to put the city at the frontline for the implementation of the Climate Action Plan (2020-2050) with the support of C40, and focusing on developing a roadmap to get Nairobi to net zero, creating green jobs, and strengthening local resilience.
Johnson previously served as Senator of Nairobi. During his tenure in Parliament, he served as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare and as Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations. He also served as the chairperson of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association.
Johnson has been nominated among the top 100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government (2018) by Apolitica and awarded Change Maker of the year 2016 at the African Achievers Award, in recognition of his leadership skills and youth empowerment in Kenya. Johnson was elected to represent the 13 C40 cities in Africa.