KENYA: The outgoing government has started preparations to usher in the next government as the declaration of results and winner of the August 9, General Election by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission draws near.
Joseph Kinyua, the Head of Public Service chaired the inaugural meeting of the Assumption of Office of the President committee on Friday, saying they are ready to facilitate a smooth transition.
“In fidelity with the dictates of our Constitution, I have this morning chaired the inaugural meeting of the Assumption of the office of President committee,” said Mr Kinyua.
He was speaking at Harambee House and accompanied by some of the members of the committee who included Attorney General Paul Kihara, Chief of Defence Forces Robert Kibochi, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau.
Mr Kinyua said the committee’s mandate will start once the winner of the presidential contest is announced.
“The committee’s core mandate is to facilitate a smooth transition from the current administration to the incoming administration. Substantively, the mandate of the committee will be triggered once the IEBC formally announces the results of the 9th August 2022 Presidential Election and declares a President-Elect,” he said.
Below are the Functions and powers of the Assumption of the Office of the President Committee.
(a) Facilitate the handing over process by the outgoing President to the President-elect
(b) Organise for the security of the President-elect
(c) Organise for the necessary facilities and personnel for the President-elect
(d) Co-ordinate the briefings of the President-elect by relevant public officers
(e) Facilitate communication between the outgoing President and the President-elect
(f) Prepare the programme and organise for the swearing-in ceremony
(g) Carry out any other activity necessary for the performance of its functions under this Act and perform any other function assigned to it under any other written law.