Governors Elect on Thursday, August 25, 2022, took the oath of office after emerging winners in the August 9 polls.
The governors took their oaths of office at various times between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They took an integrity oath for the first time, promising to uphold good governance and avoid corruption.
Each signed a certificate of inauguration as they received the respective county symbols, including the flag, coat of arms, the Constitution, and the public seal, from their respective outgoing governors.
The ceremonies were presided over by Judges appointed by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
The Governors will remain in office for the next five years.
The law requires that the governor-elect be sworn in publicly before a High Court judge, and there was certainly pomp and colour in the various venues where the events took place, except for Kakamega and Mombasa, which are still waiting for their elections.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.