Five months before the general elections, the Council of Governors (CoG) now wants a new set of guidelines for the swearing-in of office bearers.
The guidelines will be introduced to put into office the newly elected governors elected majority of whom will be replacing a majority of the governors who are currently serving their second term in office.
The proposed guidelines will see governors-elect to have the swearing in ten days after the declaration of the final general election in a public ceremony before a High Court Judge.
Through a statement by Chairman Legal, Constitutional Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee Kiraitu Murungi, twenty governors have concluded their two-term tenure of ten years.
“This year’s General Election will mark the end of the second Generation of County Governments. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the transition is well managed as we await to usher in the next administration,” said Kiraitu, the Meru governor.
“The Council of Governors is cognizant of the changes that will be experienced in the counties and we anticipate that the transition will be smooth noting that we now have in place The Assumption of the Office of Governor Act, 2019 before which there was no prevailing legal framework guiding the assumption of office for the Governor or the Deputy,” read the statement.
The council also recommended the establishment of the Assumption of the Office of Governor ad-hoc committee by each county to oversee and guide the transition from one government to the other.
There have been queries over the number of governors who have been eyeing the senator’s seat after a 10- year term as governor, with critics asking how the senators will audit themselves if they seat in the senate.