William Ruto sworn in as the fifth President of Kenya

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President William Ruto taking an oath of office led by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi (Photo courtesy State House twitter)
President William Ruto taking an oath of office led by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi (Photo courtesy State House twitter)

President William Ruto has taken oath of allegiance and due execution of his office at a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome.

 Ruto took the oath which was administered by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi, pledging to uphold the Constitution.

He then proceeded to sign the oaths where a thousand of Kenyans witnessed his inauguration at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua took similar oaths, swearing allegiance to the nation and pledging to duly execute functions of his office.

Kenyatta, Ruto and Gachagua were accompanied by their wives; Margaret Kenyatta, Racheal Ruto and Dorcas Gachagua respectively.

In attendance were a host of foreign leaders that included; Samia Suluhu Hassan (Tanzania),  Evariste Ndayishime (Burundi), Brahim Ghali (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic), Yemi Osinbanjo (Vice President of Nigeria), Azali Assoumani (Comoros), Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi), Umaro Sissoco Embalo (Guinea Bissau), Cleophas Sipho Dlamini (Prime Minister of Eswatini, Swaziland), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda),Ismail Omar (Djibouti), Abiy Ahmed (Ethiopian Prime Minister), Felix Tshisekedi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Maja Gojkovic (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information in the Republic of Serbia), Christian Wulff (Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zibwabwe), Hassan Sheikh Mohamud ( Rederal Republic of Somalia), Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique), David Mabuza (Republic of South Africa Deputy President ), Juan Antonio (Minister of Forein Security, Equitorial Guinea), Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Republic of Congo), Paul Kagame (Rwanda),Wavel  Ramkalawan (Seychelles), Hailemariam Desalegn (Former Prime Minister- Ethiopia), Salvar Kiir (Republic of South Sudan) among other dignitaries.