Uhuru Kenyatta will now be sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president on April 9, after the Supreme Court on Saturday evening struck out Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s petition challenging his election. The ceremony will be held at the Kasarani Stadium.
This is after the Supreme Court of Kenya unanimously declared him duly elected in the just concluded elections.
According to Article 141 (2) (b) of the constitution says that in case the Supreme Court upholds the victory of the president-elect, the swearing in will take place on “the first Tuesday following the seventh day following the date on which the court renders a decision declaring the election to be valid.”
With the court making their ruling this Saturday, the first Tuesday after the seventh day is Tuesday April 9.
The persident-elect will utter these words as prescribed by the constitution of Kenya..
“I, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, solemnly affirm that I will truly and diligently serve the people and the Republic of Kenya; that I will diligently discharge my duties and perform my functions in the Office of President of the Republic of Kenya; and I will do justice to all in accordance with this Constitution, as by law established, and the laws of Kenya, without fear, favour, affection or ill-will. So help me God.”
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