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North Rift Counties: When and where elected governors will be sworn in

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Elected County Governors will be sworn into office beginning Thursday 17 August, 2017, according to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Planning and Devolution.

Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, in a notice, said that the county chiefs are scheduled to be sworn-in on the 10th day after the declaration of the election results.

Arrangements for the swearing-in ceremonies are at advanced stages in North Rift counties as in the rest of the country.

The swearing-in will be conducted in a public ceremony presided over by a High Court judge or a Chief Magistrate who will administer the Oath of Office. The oath is administered not earlier than 9am and not later than 5pm.

The public will witness as tools of power such as the emblem, flag and seal are handed over to the new governors.

In Turkana County, the swearing-in of re-elected governor Josphat Nanok will take place on Saturday, August 19, at Ekales (Ostrich) Centre in Lodwar Town.

In West Pokot County, Incumbent Governor Simon Kachapin will hand over the mantle to the new governor-elect John Lonyangapuo at a public ceremony which will be held on Monday, August 21 at the Kapenguria ASK Showground.

In Trans Nzoia County, the swearing-in of re-elected Governor Patrick Khaemba will take place on Monday August 21 at Kitale Stadium.

In the neighbouring Uasin Gishu, the swearing-in of re-elected Governor Jackson Mandago will take place on Friday, August 18 at the Eldoret Sports Club.

Elgeyo Marakwet County Governor Alex Tolgos who retained his seat will be sworn-in on Monday, August 21 at St. Patrick’s School, Iten.

In Nandi, where Incumbent Governor Clephas Lagat lost to Senator Stephen Sang, the handing over ceremony will take place on Monday , August 21 at Kapsabet Showground.

In Baringo, governor-elect Stanley Kiptis will be sworn-in on Monday, August 21 at Kabarnet ASK Showground.

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