William Ruto will be sworn in today to take over from Uhuru Kenyatta as the Fifth President of the Republic of Kenya in an inauguration ceremony to be officiated by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
At least 20 Heads of State from across Africa and dignitaries within the nation are expected to grace the function in which Uhuru Kenyatta will hand over the sword in the presence of all Kenyans.
The Assumption of Office committee led by Head of Public Service Mr. Joseph Kinyua has been up to the task to ensure the transition is smooth and stately, and has written speeches for the outgoing and incoming presidents and the new deputy president.
Ruto is expected to take the oath of allegiance to the Constitution of Kenya administered by the Chief Justice in the swearing-in ceremony that’s required to happen between 10 am and 2 pm.
Event’s leading to the swearing-in
Once all is settled at Kasarani, President-elect William Ruto’s motorcade will make its way into the stadium flanked by a military parade, and then the outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta will avail himself before a short session of prayer and entertainment.
The president-elect will be sworn in before his deputy follows suit. The outgoing president will then hand over the symbols of power such as the constitution and the sword.
Mr. Rigathi Gachagua will then make a speech and welcome the outgoing president who will then invite the new president.
After this, the national anthem will be played as the presidential standard is changed to conform to the new administration.
The outgoing president will then leave for the State House to officially hand over the house to the new president.
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