Dr Hillary Barchok has been sworn in as the third Bomet governor following the demise of Dr Joyce Laboso who was buried last week.
Barchok was sworn in at a public event in Bomet County. Deputy President William Ruto is among the many dignitaries present at the event.
The ceremony was presided over by judiciary officials draped in judiciary regalia.
Just immediately after the swearing in of Barchok, the new governor who many have described as a God fearing man was subjected to intense prayer.
Unlike in other events the presiding clergy had other men of God surround Barchok committing him to intense prayer and supplications.