President-Elect Ruto’s Swearing In.


President-elect William Ruto will today, Tuesday, September 13, be sworn in as the Fifth President of the Republic of Kenya, at the Kasarani Stadium.

William Ruto will be taking oath of Office as stipulated in Article 141 of the Constitution, taking over leadership from outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Top dignitaries including 2,500 VIPs and 20 heads of state will be expected to grace the occasion with Kenyans already pouring into the 60,000-seater stadium to witness the historical event.

The Assumption of the office of the President Committee already confirmed all is set for the swearing-in of the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya.

The committee which held its last meeting at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Monday said, they were satisfied with the preparations made including the military preparations as well.

Anne Amadi, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary is the one to administer the oaths to William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua.

The Chief Registrar will take to the podium and invite Chief Justice Martha Koome who will serve as a witness as Oaths will be administered.

Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta will then hand over the Instruments of Power and Authority-sword and Constitution- to President-Elect William Ruto, who will also receive the highest award in the land, Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart.

The National Anthem will be recited during which Uhuru’s presidential Standard will be lowered while Ruto’s will be raised simultaneously.

A 21-gun salute will follow, and Uhuru will be given his Standard by the Chief of Defence Forces.

William Ruto will proceed to take his two oaths, after which the Guard of Honor will march off the stadium to be followed by a session of entertainment.

After being sworn in, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will invite one of the guests to make a speech on behalf of invited dignitaries and then invite outgoing President to make his speech.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will then deliver his speech and then call upon President William Ruto to make his inaugural address to the nation.

Among the 20 Heads of States in the Country for the inauguration include Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi.

Joining the dignitaries is South Sudan President Salva Kiir, alongside Malik Agar who is a member of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan and Cuba’s Deputy Prime Minister Ines Maria Chapman Waugh are also in the country to represent their respective heads of state.

The African Union (AU) Chairperson, Moussa Faki, is also in the country for the ceremony.


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