Tuesday declared public holiday for Uhuru’s swearing in

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy president William Ruto PHOTO:FILE.

Nairobi, KENYA: The government has declared Tuesday of 28 November as public holiday following the inauguration of president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a joint Gazette notice dated November 23 and signed by cabinet secretary for Interior Dr.Fred Matiangi, the holiday is to see president Kenyatta alongside his Deputy William Ruto, take Oath of office at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

According to the Assumption of Office of the President Act, the day on which the president-elect is sworn in, it automatically becomes a public holiday.

As soon as the Supreme Court upheld October 26 repeat presidential poll, preparation for inauguration kick-started.

The ceremony will be attended by estimated 100,000 people plus international dignitaries.

The government spokesman Eric Kiraithe on Thursday invited all citizens willing to attend the event to come as many as possible and witness the moment.