Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has revealed that the cabinet is ready to submit the handover notes to President Uhuru Kenyatta next week.
This is in anticipation of the beckoning government transition set for next month as per the presidential decree.
Matiang’i was speaking during a final round table with development partners from the World Bank, IMF and the European Union, in Nairobi on Thursday.
“The President has instructed us to prepare handing-over notes, and our Cabinet colleagues can tell you that all of us have completed our handing over reports. We are prepared to do the democratic thing as government and we will ensure that there is a smooth succession, and we will give it 100 percent support,” said CS Matiang’i.
He further assured those present and Kenyans in general of a peaceful power transfer to the next government.
“We have been having these meetings with the development partners to discuss the development of our country, and how we are planning to ensure that there is an effective, very successful transition, and that our country continues and remains stable even after the elections,” he said.
Matiang’i also promised that the government will provide the Independent Electoral abd Boundaries Commission all that they need to oversee a smooth election process.
“Our democracy has come of age; the people of Kenya want a peaceful election, a peaceful transition of power, and continuity so that we can have a stable country. We are ready, prepared and totally committed to support the Commission to deliver on this mandate.”
ICT Chair Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Prof. Kihara Kariuki, Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua, and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) CEO Carol Kariuki were all in attendance.