Tuesday, September 13, has been declared a public holiday to pave the way for the swearing-in of President-elect William Ruto as Kenya’s fifth head of state.
Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua who is chairing the Assumption of the Office of President Committee on Tuesday announced the holiday, noting that a gazettement will be issued later this week.
“The day of the wearing-in shall be a public holiday of general observance throughout the territory of the Republic of Kenya. The formal Gazette notice will be issued later in the week,” Dr Kinyua said.
He further noted that the swearing-in and handing over of power will be held at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi, between 10 am and 2 pm.
“The ceremony shall be held at Moi International Stadium, Kasarani,” he stated, adding that preparations for the ceremony had kicked off on August 12.
“I have this morning shared a meeting with the Assumption of office of the President committee, the meeting was preceded by the decision of our nation’s apex court that upheld the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect.”
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