UHURU KENYATTA and WILLIAM RUTO have a right of SECURITY BRIEFINGS- Government


Friday March 15, 2013 - The Kibaki administration has defended security briefings to President –elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, saying it was within the constitution.

Government spokesman Muthui Kariuki said the move is not illegal under the Assumption of Office Act Section 10.

He said President –elect is in order to receive briefings from State security organs.

“The government is concerned about reports appearing in the media attributed to some party officials to the effect that Uhuru is receiving the security briefs,” Muthui said.

Mr Kariuki also sought to clarify that it is requirement in law that the Assumption of Office committee ensures the President –elect is kept in the know on national security.

“In the same section, the President –elect may request in writing for such information  from a public officer as he may consider necessary,” he said adding that any public officer is entitled to provide information requested by President-elect.

He caution public officers ,who fail to comply with the provisions of the Act that they risk committing an offense and are liable on conviction  to a fine not exceeding Sh  1 million or to a prison term not exceeding two years or both.

Muthui also challenged Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to state which part of the Constitution that says that President –elect cannot receive security briefings!

The Kenyan DAILY POST

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