The 5th President of Kenya Dr. William Samoei Ruto will take oath of office next week on Tuesday September 13, 2022 at the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani in Nairobi during the swearing-in and inauguration ceremony.
The Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua said the Assumption of the Office of the President Committee which he chairs has commenced preparations for the ceremony to be administered by the Chief Registrar of Judiciary to both the President Elect and Deputy President Elect, anytime from 10.00 am to 2.00 p.m.
He said Tuesday September 13, has been declared a public holiday to give Kenyans a chance to observe the historic event.
“This is an opportunity for the nation to not only witness and usher in our nation’s administration but to celebrate the strength, vibrancy of our constitution and democratic processes,” he said and added that the eyes of Africa and the rest of world will be on Kenya during the event.
Dr. Kinyua noted that following the decision of the Apex Court of upholding the declaration of Ruto as President-Elect, the committee which included representatives of the President Elect held a meeting Tuesday to start preparations for assumption of office from the fourth administration to the fifth administration.
Speaking at Harambee House grounds where he was flanked by the committee members and representatives of the President-Elect who included Speaker Justin Muturi, Davis Chirchir, Monica Maina and Gladys Shollei, Kinyua said the committee is mandated with the responsibility of ensuring there is a peaceful and orderly transition from the outgoing administration to the incoming administration.
Dr. Kinyua added that the committee is also bestowed with the responsibility of exercising their mandate with fidelity as per the country’s law and aspirations.
“A peaceful and orderly transition in administration is hallmark of our democracy and an essential testament of a nation status as a beckon of stability, democracy and rule of law,” he stated.
“All Kenyans are invited to be part of this historic event that will be held in line with Article 141 of the Constitution,” he noted.
The Head of Public Service called upon all Kenyans to join hands and continue with the sacred work of building the nation that is worthy of the sacrifices of our forefathers during the struggle for independence. “By building the very best nation, we have bequeathed to our future generation,” he stated.
By Bernadette Khaduli