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What you need to know before heading to Uhuru’s swearing in ceremony in Kasarani

The committee on Assumption of Office of the President have released details on how the public and dignitaries will access the venue of the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Unlike in the past, no unofficial car will be allowed near the venue and all senior government officials who will be attending will be ferried by bus to Moi International Sports Complex Kasarani in Nairobi.

MPs, Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and other senior government officials will be picked from various points to the stadium and later to State House.

The committee said there will be four key entry points to the venue with various categories of attendees.


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Anyone attending have been categorised as four Very Very Important Persons (VVIPs), VIPs, members of the committee on Assumption of Office of the President and suppliers, the public and 5,000 accredited party supporters.

“Anybody using the VIP entrance will have to have both the card and accreditation (being done from KICC) all VIP, Judiciary, Executive and Legislature will follow under VIP,” said an official involved in the planning of the event.

“The middle tier will be occupied by 5,000 accredited party supporters and also confirmed to attend are 30 high profile businessmen from United Arab Emirates (UAE),” he added.

Presidents from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Ethiopian Prime Minister have already confirmed attendance.