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 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside presidents of 21 other countries on Tuesday in Nairobi attended the inauguration of William Ruto as the President of Kenya The event held at the Kasarani Stadium is Kenya s fifth presidential inauguration Ruto was declared winner of the Aug 9 presidential election after defeating rival Raila Odinga Ruto 55 served as Kenya s deputy president since 2013 when he was elected as outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta s running mate In Oct 2014 he served as acting President when Kenyatta honoured invitation to answer to his criminal case at the International Criminal Court ICC in The Hague Netherlands Kenyatta s charges were later dropped The event featured inspection of guards swearing in military parades transfer of sword seal Kenyan Constitution to the new president musical renditions cultural display among others Presidents who attended the ceremony were those of Tanzania Uganda Ethiopia Djibouti Zimbabwe Republic of Congo Somalia Seychelles Mozambique Malawi Guinea Bissau Chad Rwanda Burundi South Sudan Comoros Zimbabwe Eswantini Sudan Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone Other countries represented in official capacity include Iran France Japan Palestine Egypt China UK India Qatar Botswana Morocco Germany Australia Togo Netherlands The Gambia UAE among others Chairperson of AU representatives of the Commonwealth other regional and international bodies were also at the event In his speech Ruto applauded the Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for creditably acquitting itself under exceptionally challenging circumstances NewsSourceCredit NAN
Osinbajo graces Ruto’s inauguration

Vice President

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, alongside  presidents of 21 other countries on Tuesday in Nairobi, attended the inauguration of William Ruto as the President of Kenya.

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Kasarani Stadium

The event, held at the Kasarani Stadium, is Kenya’s fifth presidential inauguration.

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Raila Odinga

Ruto was declared winner of the Aug. 9 presidential election after defeating rival, Raila Odinga.

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Uhuru Kenyatta

Ruto, 55,  served as Kenya’s deputy president since 2013 when he was elected as outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate.

International Criminal Court

In Oct. 2014, he served as acting President when Kenyatta honoured invitation to answer to his criminal case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.

Kenyatta’s charges were later dropped.

Kenyan Constitution

The event featured inspection of guards, swearing-in, military parades,   transfer of sword, seal, Kenyan Constitution to the new president, musical renditions, cultural display, among others.

South Sudan

Presidents who attended the ceremony were those of Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Zimbabwe, Republic of Congo, Somalia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Malawi, Guinea Bissau, Chad, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Comoros, Zimbabwe, Eswantini, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
 

Other countries represented in official capacity include Iran, France, Japan, Palestine, Egypt, China, UK, India, Qatar, Botswana, Morocco, Germany, Australia, Togo, Netherlands, The Gambia, UAE among others.

Chairperson of AU

Chairperson of AU, representatives of the Commonwealth, other regional and international bodies were also at the event.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

In his speech, Ruto applauded the Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for creditably acquitting itself  under “exceptionally challenging  circumstances.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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