Stampede as Kenyans try to make their way into the already full Kasarani stadium
Kenyans throng Kasarani stadium in their thousands ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of president elect William Ruto. As early as 5am, nearly half the seats had been occupied at the stadium which has a capacity of 60,000. Others were seen jogging to the location. In the outskirts of the stadium, there was a large number of school buses which ferried Kenyans from all corners of the country.
According to head of public service Joseph Kinyua, Kenyans attending this historic event ought to be seated by 7am in anticipation of arrival of the VIPs including several heads of state. As of yesterday, president-elect William Ruto had met Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
Today’s inauguration ceremony comes 7 days after the Supreme Court upheld Ruto’s victory in the presidential petition.
The main petitioner, Raila Odinga, said even though he had been invited to the auspicious occasion, he’d not be attending since he’s out of the country; urging his diehard supporters he’d give them a way forward once he got back to the country.
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