President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has invited National Super Alliance (Nasa) principal Raila Odinga, the seven other presidential candidates and their running mates for his swearing in and inauguration ceremony that will be held on Tuesday.
The Assumption to the Office of the President committee, on Friday at the Kasarani Moi International Sports Centre while updating on the status of preparations, said that Raila and the other candidates had been sent letters of invitation.
This comes as Nasa is reportedly said to be planning a parallel swearing in ceremony at Uhuru Park on the same day but the committee’s chair Joseph Kinyua urged the alliance to embrace democracy and instead join the country in officially swearing in the President for his second term.
He also said security organs are well prepared to secure the more than 100,000 people expected for the historic event that has cost the government a whooping Sh300 million.
“It is an appeal to Nasa, if it is true that they are planning a parallel event to call it off for the sake of security on Tuesday. The seven other presidential candidates and their running mates in the last presidential election have been invited for the ceremony,” said Kinyua.
He also said he ritual of handing over of the instruments of power and authority, which are the golden sword of the commander in chief and the presidential copy of the constitution, shall not take place since the President-elect is also the incumbent.