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Government welcomes all to Uhuru inauguration

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
Kasarani Stadium with seats  after Refurbishment by Chinese H  Wuyi-David Ndolo..
Kasarani Stadium with seats after Refurbishment by Chinese H Wuyi-David Ndolo..

The Kenya government has stated that tomorrow’s inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth president is open to all Kenyans and has urged Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to be part of the event.

Uhuru will be sworn in as president tomorrow replacing Mwai Kibaki who has governed the country for the last 10 years. Uhuru will be sworn in a month after being declared the winner of the March 4 election despite a supreme court petition filed by his main opponent Raila Odinga challenging Kenyatta’s victory.

The swearing in ceremony that has been organised by the Assumption of the office of the President Committee will take place at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani and is constitutionally required to take place no earlier than 10am and no later than 2pm.

The Chief registrar of the judiciary will swear in Kenyatta and Ruto in the presence of Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. Security for the ceremony has been guaranteed despite allegations of a planned demonstration to disrupt the proceedings.

Inspector General of police David Kimaiyo said elaborate security measures have been put in place to ensure the ceremony is not disrupted by criminal elements.