The Kenyan government has declared Tuesday next week a public holiday for the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect William Ruto.
This was announced by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua who is the person chairing the Assumption of the Office of the President Committee on Tuesday.
“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,” Kinyua said.
Kinyua also announced the venue of the swearing-in ceremony as the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, between 10 am and 2 pm.
“The ceremony shall be held at Moi International Stadium, Kasarani,” Kinyua said.
“As per the law, this must take place anytime between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm and thereafter the deputy president-elect will also be sworn in.”
According to Kinyua, Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi will administer the oath before Chief Justice Martha Koome.
“The president-elect shall take the oath of office as administered by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary before her ladyship the Chief Justice,” Kinyua said.