Events That Shaped The Month Of September For Kenyans

By Jane Muia / Published September 28, 2022 | 2:17 pm




KEY POINTS

On 5th September, Kenya's Supreme Court unanimously upheld William Ruto's presidential win in a scathing judgment that blasted opposition leader Raila Odinga's accusations of cheating.




The ninth month of 2022 has changed its tradition in Kenya. September is usually known for its all kinds of holidays, fun, and a whole lot of happiness. In fact, many people in Kenya tend to go on vacations during this month.

However, 2022 September was full of activities that changed the taste of the month. It was a no-break month and a Kenyan will tell you that it feels like 2 decades have gone by in one month. So let’s look at some of the activities that have occurred this month.

Supreme Court Uphold’s Ruto’s Win

On 5th September, Kenya’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld William Ruto’s presidential win in a scathing judgment that blasted opposition leader Raila Odinga’s accusations of cheating. Chief Justice Martha Koome while reading the verdict said there was no evidence of discrepancies in some of the nine issues filed by the Azimio Kenya Alliance led by Raila Odinga.

Swearing the Ceremony of the Fifth President of Kenya

on Tuesday, September 13th William Samoei Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua were sworn in at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani. The event was attended by 20 heads of state, with the 60,000-seat stadium filled before dawn.

Queen of England Died and Buried  

On September 8 queen Elizabeth was pronounced dead. The longest serving Royal died at the age of 96 and was buried on September 19 at King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The Commonwealth Got a New King

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, her eldest son was made the British monarch. According to Buckingham Palace, he will take the sovereign title of King Charles III. Now, at age 73, Charles is expected to be the oldest British monarch to be crowned, and he has endured the longest wait to ascend the throne of any heir in British history.

Eliud Kipchoge Worn The Berlin Marathon

On September 25th  Kenyan double Olympic winner, Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in the Berlin marathon.  Kipchoge Crossed the line in just 2:01:09.

Lawyer Paul Gicheru Die

On 26th September, Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru was found dead at his Karen home. Gicheru was facing charges of interference with witnesses at the International Criminal Court (ICC). His sudden death brought the end to the ICC case. The cause of his death remains unclear.

SportPesa goes Back to Being the main sponsor for Gor Mahia

On September 23rd, Kenya’s football giant, Gor Mahia FC, signed a three-year partnership with popular gaming company SportPesa. The partnership now renews Gor’s hopes after months of financial shocks and is worth 240 million shillings.

New Cabinet List Unveiled

On September 27 President William Ruto appointed a new cabinet. The cabinet has the faces of politicians as well as common names that have dominated the public space.

Longest Serving Cabinet Secretary Lost his Post

The longest-serving cabinet secretary lost his post after more than 12 years of being at the helm. Najib Balala’s position as Tourism CS was taken by Peninah Malonza.

DCI Boss and Police Force Resigned

On September  27 President William Ruto announced that he had received and accepted the resignation of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti. Ruto directed the National Police Service (NPS) to announce a vacancy and advertise the position. Kinoti has been at the helm of the criminal investigating agency since 2018.

Schools Closed and Opened again

From September 15 children started returning home for the end of term two breaks. They re-opened on September 26.

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