In Summary
  • The Bill, which will go for the first reading Wednesday, proposes that all governors and their deputies must be sworn in on the same day.

  • It also proposes that they be sworn in in a public ceremony which must be done between 10 am and 2 pm.

  • The proposed law seeks to create an ad hoc committee to be chaired by county secretaries to facilitate the handing over process.

A Bill proposing how new governors should assume office after a General Election will be debated afresh at the Senate.

This is after it was published afresh.

Sponsored by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi, the Assumption of the Office of Governor Bill, 2016, seeks to establish an arrangement for the swearing-in of new county bosses after they are declared winners.

Mr Wamatangi Tuesday said he had made amendments, republished and reintroduced the Bill whose contents were lifted by the Devolution Ministry to plan the swearing-in of new governors who were elected last year.

“When Parliament goes into sine die, the requirement is that when you come back, you have to revive (the Bill) by reintroducing it, which I have already done and signed it afresh (and) so it is now taking the final journey,” Mr Wamatangi said.

PUBLIC CEREMONY

The Bill, which will go for the first reading Wednesday, proposes that all governors and their deputies must be sworn in on the same day, and in a public ceremony which must be done between 10 am and 2 pm.

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