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Kenya: All Set for Uhuru Kenyatta Swearing-in Fete

Picture: Kanyiri Wahito/Day By Day Nation

Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe inspects a protect of honour because the military prepares for the swearing-in of Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani on November 22, 2017.

Preparations for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday are complete and sufficient security shall be supplied for many who will attend the experience, the planning committee has said.

The ceremony will value Sh300 million, with insiders saying the majority of the quantity will go against security.

In 2013, when President Kenyatta was once being sworn in for the first time period, the committee had sought Sh1.2 billion, which the Nationwide Treasury later slashed to Sh374 million, with Sh64 million equipped By the Judiciary.


On This 12 months’s PRICE RANGE, the Treasury gave Sh384 million for the ceremony, Sh10 million more than in 2013.

On Friday, the committee, which is led By Using Mr Joseph Kinyua, Chief of Group Of Workers and Head of the general public Service, did not provide a breakdown of the Sh300 million on the subject of use. He termed the amount “modest and simply sufficient”.

the assumption of Place Of Business of the President Committee said it had invited Nationwide Tremendous Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga and The Other six presidential candidates, in addition to their operating mates.

Mr Kinyua asked Mr Odinga to shelve a planned parallel Nasa rally on Tuesday.

“We should all work in opposition to a cohesive, united Kenyan society,” Mr Kinyua instructed journalists at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, the venue of the inauguration.

He went on: “The swearing-in of the President on Tuesday is a ancient event.”

Mr Odinga withdrew from the October 26 repeat presidential election, whose outcomes have been unanimously upheld By Way Of a six-decide Supreme Court Docket bench. Mr Odinga used to be protesting over lack of electoral reforms after he efficiently challenged President Kenyatta’s August 8 win.

The Opposite six candidates are Dr Ekuru Aukot, Mr Cyrus Jirongo, Mr Abduba Dida, Mr Joe Nyagah, Dr Japheth Kavinga Kaluyu and Prof Michael Wainaina.

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