The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, who doubles up as the chairman of the Assumption of Office of the President Committee, has announced in a presser that the transition committee's functions have now been triggered by the announcement and declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the president-elect.
"The declaration of the presidential election results sets in motion other constitutional processes for the transition going forward," Kinyua said.
During a past media briefing, Kinyua, who chairs the ad-hoc committee, enumerated the roles of the body and stated that it will be issuing periodical updates.
"The functions of the transition committee are to facilitate the handing over the process by the outgoing president to the president-elect and to organize the security of the president-elect. It also coordinates the briefing of the president-elect by relevant public offices and facilitates communication between the outgoing president and the president-elect. It is also tasked with the responsibility of preparing the handing-over programme which includes the swearing-in ceremony," he said.
Transition committee calls for peace
Kinyua has today lauded Kenyans for maintaining peace and a high degree of patience as they waited for the declaration of the results of the presidential elections.
He also appreciated security agencies for maintaining law and order in regions that reported unrest after the declaration of the presidential results.
The Head of Public Service assured Kenyans, businesspersons and foreigners residing in the country of their security.
"I am pleased to confirm that our nation remains peaceful and secure. We laud all Kenyans for a high degree, high sense of civic duty and for demonstrating tremendous patience as we waited for the declaration of the presidential election results. We also appreciate the National Police Service and other security agencies for the tremendous job they did in maintaining law and order," he said.