Via his official twitter account,the president-elect has revealed that he was finally able to speak to the incumbent president.
He stated that they deliberated on the election process and the transition process.
After the dismissal of the Supreme Court petition William Ruto disclosed that he had not spoken to his boss in months.He said that he would place a phone call to Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss the transition of power to the next government.
“I had a telephone conversation with my boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. We discussed the just concluded General Election and the transition as envisaged by our democratic tradition and practice,” Ruto said.
William Ruto asserted that the former president shall be respected as a father of the nation even in retirement. He stated that he shall not interfere with the benefits a former head of state is entitled to.
"We will respect our president in his retirement. We will give him the respect and dignity of a former head of state deserves. We are honorable people, we are not petty and we are not jealous," Ruto said
The constitution opines that the swearing-in of a president-elect shall take place seven days after the verdict of the Supreme Court in the event an election petition is filed.
The Assumption of Office committee is mandated with the task of overseeing the transition of power. Other tasks include; arranging the security detail of the president-elect, organizing all necessary facilities and personnel required for the transition of power, co-ordinating briefing of the president-elect by the state officials, prepare the program of the inauguration day and facilitating communication between the president-elect and the incumbent president.
Willaim Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua are set to be sworn in office on Tuesday the 13th of September. The event shall take place at the Moi International Sports Centre-Kasarani.