The National Treasury has set aside KSh 200 million to cover the expense of William Ruto’s inauguration event.
To ensure a smooth transition of authority, the funds will be utilized by the committee overseen by Joseph Kinyua.
“The allocation of KSh 200 million under the Executive Office of the President is provided for in the National Treasury for Assumption of Office activities,” the exchequer stated as reported by Daily Nation.
The Supreme Court upheld Ruto’s victory on Monday, September 5, clearing the way for his oath of office to be administered on Tuesday, September 13, as stipulated in the constitution.
According to the constitution, the president-elect will take the oath of office seven days after the supreme court affirms the outcome of an election petition.
Although he disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision, President Kenyatta indicated he would still help with the transition of power.
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In a video clip posted from State House, Kenya’s social media platforms, the departing head of state pledged to help ensure a smooth transition to Ruto’s new administration, despite opposing the Supreme Court verdict.
The Jubilee Party leader, who passionately advocated Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party as his preferred successor, claimed that the supreme court had made its decision about the presidential issue.
“When I was sworn in as your president, I made a pledge to the country to uphold the rule of law and the judiciary’s decisions on all matters of our governance,” Uhuru stated.
The outgoing president congratulated all winners of the 2022 General election without mentioning William Ruto’s name.
“I thank every single Kenyan for holding a peaceful election and for this I want to thank God, our political parties and every single individual Kenyan for bringing us thus far. I want to wish well all who have won as they guide our country into the future,” he said.