President-elect William Ruto did not have to wait too long to taste power after being declared the winner of the 2022 General Election.
According to the Kenyan Law - Act 2012 - after declaration of the final results of a presidential election, the Assumption of the Office of President Committee shall ensure the President-elect and Deputy President-elect are accorded adequate security.
The act also ensures that there is transfer of presidential power and public officers are forced to share information with the President-elect.
An elite GSU squad was deployed to DP Ruto's residence in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati gazetted him as President-elect,
The assumption of office is overseen by a committee headed by the Secretary of the Cabinet and other state officials in various ministries.
Those in the committee are Secretary to the Cabinet Joseph Kinyua, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki, Principal Secretaries Karanja Kibicho (Internal Security), Julius Muia (Treasury), Macharia Kamau (Foreign Affairs), Jerome Ochieng (ICT), Julius Korir (Devolution) and Joe Okudo (Sports).
Others are the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Robert Kibochi, Director-General of the National Intelligence Service Philip Kamweru, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Clerk of the National Assembly, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, Clerk of the Senate, Solicitor-General Ken Ogeto and State House Comptroller Kinuthia Mbugua.
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