According to the Kenyan constitution, Ruto should be sworn in to office on 30 August, which is the first Tuesday “following the fourteenth day after the date of the declaration [15 August] of the result of the presidential election,” the constitution provides. But this can only take place if there is no petition contesting the outcome of the presidential election at the supreme court.
The constitution of Kenya requires a person contesting the outcome of presidential election to file a petition at the supreme court within seven days of the announcement of the results. This means if Odinga makes good his statement, he must file a petition by 22 August.
Once such a petition has been filed, it would put on hold plans to swear in Ruto.
Should a petition be received by 22 August, the supreme court is required in law to within fourteen days, “hear and determine the petition and
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