By Spy Uganda Correspondent
President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed a Transition Committee that will oversee the handover of power to the next President.
The committee includes; Joseph Kinyua, Dr. Fred Matiangi, Karanja Kibicho, Hillary Mutyambai, Gen. Robert Kibochi, National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Philip Kameru, Anne Amadi, Kinuthia Mbugua, AG Kihara Kariuki, PS Jerome Ochieng, PS Julius Muia, PS Macharia Kamau, PS Julius Korir, PS Joe Okudo, and Solicitor General Ken Ogeto.
The Assumption of the Office of the President Act No.21 of 2012 establishes and constitutes the Assumption of the Office of the President Committee and provides for the procedure and ceremony for the President-assumption Elect’s of office.
Section six mandates the Committee to facilitate the handover process from the outgoing President to the President-Elect, as well as the provision of the security detail and security briefings to the President-Elect.
On 9 August 2022, Kenyans will vote for their fifth president. It will be the country’s seventh general election since the resumption of multiparty electoral democracy 30 years ago.
Also, this year will see the lowest number of presidential candidates on the ballot since 1992. The country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has cleared four contenders. They are Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza coalition, former prime minister Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, law professor George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party and lawyer David Waihiga of the Agano Party.