The president-elect William Ruto will be sworn in at Kasarani Sports Centre on Tuesday, September 13, at an event that will be attended by at least 20 heads of state.
His swearing-in comes days after the Supreme Court upheld his victory announced in mid-last month by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Ruto said after swearing in, that his first assignment will be to deal ruthlessly with corruption cartels who have made the cost of living beyond reach for the majority of Kenyans.
Speaking during an interdenominational church service at Maua Stadium in Meru County, the president-elect said assured Kenyans not to worry about those cartels.
“Msikue na wasiwasi na wale mabrokers na macartels wasiwatishie, mimi mmenipatia kiboko, hawa watu nitawanyorosha. Nikiweka bibilia tu chini on Tuesay, mimi nawao. Kama kuna mtu hapa anajua cartel ni nduyu yako ama rafiki mpatie notice,” William Ruto said.
Loosely translated to: “Don’t worry about cartels and brokers. I shall deal with them. Soon as I am sworn in, I am waging war on them. If you know of any, send them a notice.”
The former Eldoret North MP made the remarks after Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi had appealed to the president-elect Ruto to crack the whip on cartels that had taken root in the miraa sector after the opening of the Somalia export market.
Mwirigi said despite the lifting of the two-year ban, farmers were suffering at the hands of cartels that were demanding huge sums of money at the airport.
The president while promising to revive the business further said he had scheduled a meeting with the Somali President whom he shall discuss the exportation of the plant.
“Tayarai niko na mkutano na rais wa Somalia wiki hii na baadhi ya mambo ni biashara ya miraa (Already, I have scheduled a meeting with the Somali President where Miraa business is one of our top agenda),” William Ruto said.