The Assumption of Office Committee has kick-started preparations for the swearing-in of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta.
The preparations come days after Uhuru was declared the winner of October 26th repeat presidential elections by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Uhuru garnered 7.5 million votes in an election boycotted by his main rival Raila Odinga of National Super Alliance (NASA), who withdrew from the race after IEBC failed to institute "irreducible minimums" conditions demanded by the opposition outfit before the fresh election.
The Assumption of Office Committee, which is chaired by Secretary to the Cabinet Joseph Kinyua had almost completed preparations for swearing-in of Uhuru after August 8th win before the Supreme Court nullified the poll citing illegalities and irregularities.
“So far no petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, which has prompted the committee to proceed with the preparations. The committee is working on the logistical plans and the guests to be invited,” an official from Office of the President told the Star.
Anyone wishing to challenge Uhuru's victory has until November 6th to file a petition at the Supreme Court. The constitution states that anyone contesting a presidential outcome to lodge a petition within seven days.
“The President-elect shall be sworn in on the first Tuesday following the fourteenth day after the declaration of the results of the presidential election, if no petition has been filed.” the law states.
If no petition is filed by Monday, then the Swearing-in of President Uhuru will be on November 14th.
The constitution further provides that the Swearing-in of President-elect be held in public and presided over by the Chief Justice or in his absence by the Deputy Chief Justice.
However, the law provides that if a petition is filed in the apex court and the victory is upheld, the President-elect is sworn seven days after the day the court delivered its ruling.