Kanga’ta to take oath of office August 25 – Kenya News Agency
Murang’a County Secretary, Patrick Mukuria has announced plans to swear in the new governor elect and his deputy to ensure seamless transition of power.
Speaking in his office on Thursday, Mukuria who chairs the Assumption of Office of the Governor committee said they will coordinate the handing over of power to the new leadership which will be done on August 25 at Ihura stadium in Murang’a
“As a committee we have already carried out a number of meetings in preparation for the event of swearing in the governor and his deputy which is scheduled for Thursday next week,” said Mukuria.
The Assumption of Office of Governor Committee consists of the County Secretary, County Police Commander, County Commissioner, Legal Advisor, National Intelligence Services, Chief Officer Finance, two representatives of Governor-elect, Ministry of Devolution Clerk to the County Assembly, and a representative from the Judiciary. The secretary of the committee is the Chief Officer of Public Service.
According to the county secretary they expect a judge to swear in their governor and deputy.
Mukuria revealed that the committee’s role is to plan and execute the swearing-in ceremony. This includes coordination of security on the day of the ceremony, briefings, and the creation of a register of assets, liabilities, and a report about the county personnel.
“The committee is in the process of preparing the assets and liabilities report and also the personnel report,” he said adding that during change of leadership in county government, the committee is expected to hand over this information
Mukuria urged Murang’a residents to come and witness the momentous event saying that the ceremony will take place according to the Assumption of the Office of the Governors Act 2019 between 10am and 2pm.
Irungu Kang’ata of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party was declared winner of the Murang’a gubernatorial race in the just concluded 2022 general election by County Returning officer Saumu Chirchir after garnering 256, 561 votes.
The youthful legislator was elected as Murang’a senator in 2017 where he replaced Kembi Gitura after he had served as Kiharu MP between 2013 and 2017.
By Anita Omwenga