The big day is finally here

Written By: Muraya Kamunde/BBC
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Thousands of Kenyans are already at Kasarani Stadium with many more still streaming in to witness the swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for their second term in office.

The gates were opened at 4.am with Kenyans expected to be seated by 9am. 

Addressing the press at Kasarani Stadium, interior Ministry principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said all gates will be opened at 4am and people will be taken through a strict security check before being allowed in the stadium.

Kibicho appealed to citizens to show up early enough and be seated by 9:00 AM since the program will start at exactly 10 am.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to take the oath of office for his last term today between 10am and 2pm.

The ceremony will have no transfer of instruments of power since he is the incumbent president.

Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office.

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