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Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony to cost Ksh200 Million

Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony to cost Ksh200 Million as preparations for the transfer of power to the new administration enters top gear.

Following the allocation of Ksh 200 million to the Assumption of Office Committee for the event, preparations for President-elect William Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony have accelerated.

In a pre-election economic and fiscal report, the Executive Office of the President (OP) was tasked with assisting the committee to organize the smooth handover of power.

The Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, together with other top-tier security officers, are in charge of the transition committee.

“The primary role of the presidency is the organization and coordination of government business. As part of his role, the Office of the President will be coordinating the transitional activities relating to the assumption of office of the new president after the 2002 General Election. 

“The allocation of Ksh200 million under the Executive Office of the President is provided for in the National Treasury for Assumption of Office activities,” read the report in part.

The Ksh200 million is intended to help organize the venue, conduct the program, and entertain visiting heads of state and other guests, however, the report did not specify how it will be used.

After the Supreme Court decision, the Kinyua-led committee visited Kasarani Stadium.

“The committee will also organize for the necessary facilities and personnel for the President-Elect, facilitate communication between the outgoing President and President-Elect as well as prepare the program of the swearing-in ceremony,” Kinyua stated at a past press briefing.

It is expected that various leaders across the world in particular those from East Africa will grace the ceremony. 

Ruto is also set to hold a luncheon at his new residence, State House, where he will host the visiting heads of state. 

The transition committee already announced September 13 as a national holiday and is due to be gazetted by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

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