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William Ruto Swearing In Ceremony To Cost Kshs 200m

William Ruto’s Swearing In Ceremony To Cost Kshs 200m

The Treasury of Kenya has provided Kshs 200m for next week’s swearing-in ceremony of President-elect William Ruto.

The development came soon after the Supreme Court upheld his election victory on Monday. The court dismissed the petition of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga challenging the 9th August election results.

According to the Constitution, the President-elect will be sworn in seven days after the Supreme Court upholds the election victory following an election petition.

The Treasury allocated funds to the Assumption of Office committee that is preparing for the transfer of power from Uhuru to Ruto.

“The allocation of KSh200 million under the Executive Office of the President is provided for in the National Treasury for Assumption of Office activities,” the Treasury says in a report on the Pre-Election Economic Update.

The law states that the procedure must be followed to ensure the election winner ascends into power in specific timelines. 20-member Assumption of the Office of President committee chaired by the Secretary to the Cabinet is established by the law.

Additionally, the day of swearing-in has to be declared a public holiday.

The Assumption of Office of the President Act, 2012 specifies the exact times for particular activities. For example, the oath is taken between 10am and 2pm on the identified date.

The Chief Justice will administer the oath of office to the President-elect alongside the registrar of the High Court.

Once the President-elect is sworn in, his deputy will also take the oath of office. After this, President Uhuru is expected to hand over the instruments of power such as the Constitution and the sword of power to the new head of State.

The outgoing President will then leave for State House to officially hand over to his successor.

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