Ruto Meets Uhuru at State House

  • President-elect William Ruto (in black suit) meets outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta (in maroon shirt) at State House on Monday, September 12, 2022.
    President-elect William Ruto (in black suit) meets outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta (in maroon shirt) at State House on Monday, September 12, 2022.
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  • President-elect William Ruto is at State House Nairobi, where he is holding talks with his predecessor President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Ruto arrived at State House in a Lexus LX a few minutes after 4pm and was welcomed by Uhuru, with a firm handshake.

    The President-elect was accompanied to the event by his wife Rachel Ruto who met their hosts, Uhuru and his wife Margaret Kenyatta. They were escorted by state security.

    This is the first meeting since Kenyans went to the polls.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) greets his deputy William Ruto (right) during the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi on Sunday, December 12, 2021
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) greets his deputy William Ruto (right) during the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi on Sunday, December 12, 2021
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    The two leaders are, thereafter, expected to address the nation from State House after holding a conversation.

    The event comes a day before the President-elect is slated to be officially sworn-in as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya at Kasarani Stadium.

    Kasarani Inauguration

    All systems were set for the official inauguration ceremony slated to take place on Tuesday, September 13 with visits from military personnel, Vice chief of defence forces Francis Ogolla and Kenya Army commander Peter Njiru.

    Speaking to the press, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho noted that the event was scheduled to kick off at around 11:00 a.m.

    On Monday, there was a mock event at Kasarani stadium where a number of musicians were invited to perform.

    Other mock functions from the military as well as the clergy have also been taking place at the stadium ahead of the monumental event.

    Approximately 20 heads of state already confirmed their attendance including Uganda's Yoweri Museveni who enjoys a close relationship with Ruto.

    US President Joe Bidden, on Saturday, flagged off a delegation of five to attend the event among them US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman.

    Military officers perform a mock guard of honour at Moi International Stadium Kasarani
    Military officers perform a mock guard of honour at Moi International Stadium Kasarani on Wednesday, september 7, 2022.
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