September 13th (Tuesday) a public holiday for swearing in President Ruto

September 13th (Tuesday) a public holiday for swearing in President Ruto

It will be a public holiday on 13th September 2022 for the country to be allowed witnessing the swearing in of its fifth President Dr William Ruto.

The swearing in event for the fifth President, Dr William Ruto, is estimated to cost sh 200 million.

Dr Ruto was declared President elect yesterday after the Supreme Court judges upheld his election and threw out petitions challenging it.

Already the sitting president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has issued a statement congratulating Ruto and assuring the country that the transition process will be smooth.

Uhuru has already gazetted 8th September as the day when the swearing in for Members of Parliament (MPs) will happen.

“I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint that the First Sitting of the National Assembly shall be held at the Main Parliament Buildings in the National Assembly Chamber, on the 8th September 2022 at 9:00am,” reads the gazette notice.

Uhuru has also gazetted same day, September 8th, for swearing in of the Senators.

“I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint that the First Sitting of the Senate shall be held at the Main Parliament Buildings in the National Assembly Chamber, on the 8th September 2022 at 9:00am,” reads the gazette notice.

School calendar will be disrupted for another time. However Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has ruled out extension of term dates.

Many secondary schools are planning to close early next week before the official closing date. Others are planning to send learners home Wednesday morning.

Magoha has repeatedly said the school calendar will not change despite pressure from parents and school heads.

Magoha stated that the ministry is keen to ensure the school calendar normalizes in January next year.

He stated that so far, there are no plans to adjust the calendar even in the midst of an uncertain political environment.

ā€œEverybody seems to be worried that time should be extended, in my assessment most schools have already completed the syllabus, they just need to revise, and all will be well, those that think the term will be short, we wait and cross the bridge when we get there,ā€ he stated

Magoha affirmed that national examinations would be administered as scheduled and second term will end on 16th September.

Schools are expected to cover for lost time in the remaining week, as the second term is slated to end on September 16.

The education CS further stated that the government is firmly on course to implement the junior secondary classrooms as most counties are at 85% completion.

He urged school heads not to send any student home due to lack of school fees and instead work around it with the parent.

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