It will cost the national budget Sh200 million for William Ruto’s inauguration celebration.
This is supported by the Pre-Election Economic Update Report from the Treasury.
The budget for FY 2022–2023 includes Sh200 million for Assumption of Office operations to enable a seamless transfer to the following administration following the general election, according to the report.
The money will go to the Assumption of Office Committee, which is working to ensure that William Ruto succeeds outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta as president.
The ceremony, scheduled for September 13 (Tuesday) of next week, will see Ruto and his vice president-elect Rigathi Gachagua take the oath of office.
The event is scheduled to occur on the first Tuesday, seven days after the date on which the Supreme Court issues a ruling confirming the election’s validity, in accordance with Chapter 141 of the Kenyan Constitution.
After taking and swearing to uphold the oaths of allegiance and office performance, the President-elect officially assumes his or her position.
A committee is established by the Assumption of Office of the President Act to oversee the swearing-in ceremony and provide the incoming president with security briefings.
Their calendar of events began right away once the court named Ruto the new president; the same had been suspended before the decision.
The committee is required by law to publicize the date and location of the swearing-in, which must take place in Nairobi, by notice in the Kenya Gazette.
A group of government representatives examined Kasarani Stadium on Monday.
As co-opted members of the team led by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Ruto had proposed outgoing National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina, and Uasin Gishu Woman MP Gladys Shollei.
The legislation specifies that the President-swearing-in elect’s must take place at a public event staged in the nation’s capital and that the day in question will be a holiday.
In the presence of either the Chief Justice or the Deputy Chief Justice, Ruto must sign a certificate of inauguration.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will symbolically give over the Constitution and the sword to Ruto after the signing.
Before his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, takes the oath and modifies it somewhat to match the duties of his office, Ruto will be the first to swear the oath.
The legislation mandates that the President deliver an inauguration speech to the country once the Deputy President-elect is sworn in.