The swearing-in ceremony of President-elect William Ruto will cost taxpayers Ksh 200 million, money set aside by the National Treasury.
This is after the Supreme Court of Kenya upheld his election on 9th August 2022 in a verdict read out by Chief Justice Martha Koome on Monday afternoon.
According to the country’s constitution, the President-elect should be sworn in seven days after his win is upheld by the Apex court as done on Monday.
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Speaking after the news, the former Deputy President promised to serve all Kenyans equally as he looks forward to working with each and every politician in the country for the benefit of the Wananchi.
The outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed the news as promised to deliver his promise of ensuring a smooth transition during and after the swearing-in ceremony set for Tuesday 13th September.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga respected the decision of the Supreme Court even though he found the decision not right given the overwhelming evidence he had presented.
“We have always stood for the rule of law and the constitution. In this regard, we respect the opinion of the court although we vehemently disagree with their decision today.” Said Hon. Raila Odinga