Nairobi, KENYA: The chairman of the Assumption to the Office of President Committee in charge of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration has said sh300 Million shillings budget has been set aside for the ceremony on Tuesday.
Addressing journalists at Kasarani stadium on Friday, Kinyua who is also the Head of Public Service said the budget is modest bearing in mind the magnitude of the event.
Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited NASA leader Raila Odinga to his inauguration that is to take place on Tuesday, November 28, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Kinyua said the president has als onvited six other presidential candidates who had run against Kenyatta in the annulled August 8 race, and the repeat poll on October 26.
“The seven other presidential candidates and their running mates in the last presidential election have been invited for the ceremony,” He said.
Kinyua urged the Opposition to cancel its plan to swear in Raila and engage the Government in issues affecting Kenyans.
National Super Alliance (NASA) has reportedly planned a parallel event on Tuesday at the Uhuru Park, an event that Mr Kinyua pleaded with them to halt.
“As a people who would want us to move together as one, we will plead that it is not necessary to have any other public function that day. We can bring out the issues we want to be discussed later. We should all work towards a cohesive, united Kenyan society, ” said Kinyua.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the re-election of Uhuru paving way for his swearing-in for a second term in office.