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 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the swearing of Willam Ruto as the fifth President of Kenya is a testament of what robust institutions can do in a democracy Osinbajo who was in Nairobi on Tuesday to represent Nigeria at the Kenyan presidential inauguration spoke with newsmen shortly before departing for Abuja Nigeria Chief Justice Martha Koome swore in Ruto at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Nairobi Ruto who succeeded President Uhuru Kenyatta won the Aug 9 presidential election after defeating rival Raila Odinga Kenyan Supreme Court on Sept 5 upheld Ruto s election Osinbajo described the inauguration of Ruto as a celebration of democracy and democratic institutions in Africa He said Ruto s inauguration is a celebration of democracy and the reasons are obvious we found a situation where the elections and campaigns were quite fractious There were quite a bit of hostilities here and there but the institutions held up Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC the equivalent of our own INEC and the Judiciary They held up and ensured that not only were processes properly followed but also that justice was done Whenever we talk about the celebration of democracy we are really talking about the celebration of our institutions the institutions that guard democracy and the rule of law I think that what we have seen here in Kenya and the swearing in of Ruto is really evidence of robust institutions doing what they ought to do According to him the Kenyan experience was a great example for democracy in Africa He said that everybody was extremely pleased as evident in the turnout of African leaders We are all extremely pleased and am sure you have seen from all of the African Heads of State and Governments and their representatives who are present here today that there is an atmosphere of elation and joy because this worked he said No fewer than 20 presidents from Africa including those of Tanzania Uganda Rwanda Ethiopia Somalia Burundi South Sudan Djibouti Zimbabwe and Republic of Congo attended the historic event www NewsSourceCredit NAN
Ruto’s swearing-in testament of robust institutions—Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the swearing of Willam Ruto as the fifth President of Kenya is a testament of what robust institutions can do in a democracy.

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Osinbajo, who was in Nairobi on Tuesday to represent Nigeria at the Kenyan presidential inauguration, spoke with newsmen shortly before departing for Abuja, Nigeria.

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Chief Justice

Chief Justice Martha Koome swore in Ruto  at  the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi.

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Uhuru Kenyatta

Ruto, who succeeded President Uhuru Kenyatta, won the Aug. 9 presidential election after defeating rival, Raila Odinga.

Kenyan Supreme Court

Kenyan Supreme Court, on Sept. 5, upheld Ruto’s election.

Osinbajo described the inauguration of Ruto as a celebration of democracy and democratic institutions in Africa.

He said: “Ruto’s inauguration is a celebration of democracy and the reasons are obvious; we found a situation where the elections and campaigns were quite fractious.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

“There were quite a bit of hostilities here and there, but the institutions held up – Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the equivalent of our own INEC, and the Judiciary.

“They held up and ensured that not only were processes properly followed but also that justice was done.

“Whenever we talk about the celebration of democracy, we are really talking about the celebration of our institutions, the institutions that guard democracy and the rule of law.

“I think that what we have seen here in Kenya and the swearing-in of Ruto is really evidence of robust institutions doing what they ought to do.

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According to him, the Kenyan experience was a great example for democracy in Africa.

He said that everybody was  extremely pleased as evident in the turnout of African leaders.

“We are all extremely pleased, and am sure you have seen from all of the African Heads of State and Governments and their representatives who are present here today, that there is an atmosphere of elation and joy, because this worked,” he said

South Sudan

No fewer than 20 presidents from Africa including those of Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, BurundiSouth Sudan, Djibouti, Zimbabwe and Republic of Congo attended the historic event.

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