, NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 21 – Preparations at Kasarani stadium, the venue for the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta slated for next week Tuesday continues to gain momentum with the organizers of the fete leaving nothing to chance.
A spot check by Capital FM News on Tuesday revealed a beehive of activities as workers at the arena were seen trying to engage in different activities including that of putting up the dais in which President Uhuru Kenyatta will take his oath of office.
With six days to the swearing in ceremony of Kenyatta, that which is to be graced by at least 100,000 visitors and hundreds of dignitaries, the Assumption Office of the President Committee, chaired by the secretary to the cabinet Joseph Kinyua, is working round the clock to ensure everything is ready before next week Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, military personnel who have since taken over the stadium were seen rehearsing in readiness to the swearing in ceremony that will see Kenyatta take his oath of office for his second and final term in office.
On Monday, the chairperson to the sub-committee on protocol and security of the Assumption of Office Committee Joseph Irungu said preparations are in top gear to ensure that is all set for the material day when Kenyatta takes oath of office for his second term in office.
“We have already commenced arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta which is slated for next week Tuesday. Kasarani Stadium remains the suitable venue in which the ceremony will be held.”
“I know that Kasarani Stadium has the capacity to host a maximum of 60,000 visitors but I assure the public that the rest of the 40,000 visitors will be accommodated in certain areas within the precincts which the committee has identified,” said Irungu.
Following the Supreme Court decision on Monday that unanimously upheld Kenyatta’s victory in the October 26 presidential poll, according to the Constitution it’s the mandate of the Assumption of Office of the President Committee to ensure that the President is sworn-in to office after seven days of the Supreme Court verdict.
Chief Justice David Maraga said the Supreme Court upheld Kenyatta’s re-election in the repeat poll as the arguments of those contesting the victory lacked merit.