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IEBC gazettes 45 governors-elect and their deputies

The IEBC has gazetted all the 45 County Governors-elect an their deputies, ahead of Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies.

The gazette notice by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati also includes the number of votes attained by each, in the August 9 polls.

The 45 governors include; Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo), Hillary Barchok (Bomet), Wesley Rotich (Elgeyo Marakwet), Cecily Mbarire (Embu), Eric Mutai (Kericho), Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Fatuma Achani (Kwale) and Joshua Irungu for Laikipia county.

Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Stephen Sang (Nandi), Patrick Ole Ntutu (Narok), Moses Kiarie Badilisha (Nyandarua), Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri), Jonathan Lati (Samburu), Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka Nithi), Jonathan Bii (Uasin Gishu), and Simon Kachapin (West Pokot) have also been gazetted.

Abdi Hassan of Isiolo, Lusaka Kenneth (Bungoma), Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira), George Natembeya (Trans Nzoia), Timamy Issa (Lamu), Andrew Mwadime (Taita Taveta), Mwangaza Kawira (Meru), Mung’aro Maitha (Kilifi), Dhadhoo Gaddae ( Tana River), Adan Nathif (Garissa), Abdullahi Mohamed (Wajir) and Roba Ali of Mandera County.

Others include; Julius Malombe of Kitui County, Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos) , Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni), Jeremiah Ekamais (Turkana) , Ottichilo Wilber (Vihiga), Paul Otuoma (Busia), James Orengo ( Siaya), Anyang’ Nyongo (Kisumu), Gladys Wanga (Homabay), Ochilo Ayako (Migori) and Simba Arati (Kisii).

County secretaries of the 45 counties on August 19, gazetted the incoming county bosses vide notice Vol.CXXIV No.166.

By law, all newly elected governors are supposed to be sworn in, 10 days after being declared winners by the IEBC.

The swearing-in is supposed to take place on the first Thursday after the lapse of the ten days.

45 counties elected their governors in the August 9 polls. Mombasa and Kakamega governor elections were postponed.

The law stipulates that the oath or affirmation shall take place not earlier than 10.00 am and not later than 2.00 pm.

Chief Justice Martha Koome has already appointed 47 judges who will preside over the swearing-in ceremonies.

The law states that the swearing-in of the governor-elect shall occur in a public ceremony before a High Court Judge.

Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/

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