Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will be retiring in August after serving his second and last term at the helm of the country.
The Kenya Kwanza alliance has been piling pressure on the Head of State to appoint a team that will facilitate a smooth transfer of power.
The team argued that the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to delay the appointment of the team was a technical move aimed at staying in power beyond August 9, 2022.
On his part, during the National Prayer Breakfast on May 26, Uhuru assured the country that he would hand over power peacefully as other Heads of State have done before him.
To ensure this comes to pass, the outgoing president has appointed Deputy President William Ruto’s enemies to oversee the handover of power to the new president after the General Election.
Among those appointed include Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
Others include Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Philip Kameru, Chief Registrar of Judiciary Anne Amadi, State House controller Kinuthia Mbugua and Attorney General Paul Kihara.
PS Ministry of ICT Jerome Ochieng, and his National Treasury and Foreign Affairs Julius Muia and Macharia Kamau respectively were also appointed.
Devolution PS Julius Korir and his Culture and Social Service Joe Okudo as well as Solicitor General Ken Ogeto.
The committee will be tasked with organizing the security of the president-elect and organizing the necessary facilities and personnel for the president-elect.
The team which comprises a majority of government officials allied to Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party candidate Raila Odinga will further coordinate the briefings of the president as well as facilitate the outgoing president as well as organize the swearing-in of the president-elect.