Museveni Among World Leaders Attending Ruto's Inauguration

  • Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, boards a flight to Kenya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, boards a flight to Kenya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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  • Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni led a delegation of 20 other heads of state in celebrating William Ruto's inauguration as Kenya's fifth president at Kasarani Stadium. 

    Museveni arrived in Kenya, nearly an hour after departing Uganda on Tuesday morning, September 13. 

    "I have this morning departed for Nairobi, Kenya to witness the inauguration of H.E William Ruto as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya," Museveni who has been Uganda's president for 36 years stated. 

    A day before, a number of presidents arrived in Kenya and were escorted to high-end hotels where they were booked in. 

    President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye arriving at JKIA ahead of Kenya's presidential inauguration on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye arriving at JKIA ahead of Kenya's presidential inauguration on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    According to the Assumption of Office Committee, the heads of state and 2500 other VIPs were to be seated by 9 am, an hour before William Ruto arrives. 

    Herein are some of the heads of state who attended Ruto's swearing-in ceremony. 

    Uhuru Kenyatta- President of Kenya

    Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend William Ruto’s Presidential inauguration. Kenyatta who met with Ruto at State House on Monday, September 12, affirmed that he will honour his constitutional mandate of handing over power. 

    “As a hallmark of our democracy, I will tomorrow, before God and my fellow countrymen, hand over the instruments of power to our new President at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. With that, the Fourth Administration will come to an end and the tenure of the Fifth Administration will begin,” Uhuru stated

    President-elect William Ruto greets President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday, September 12, 2022.
    President-elect William Ruto greets President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday, September 12, 2022.
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    Felix Tshisekedi - DRC

    Felix Tshisekedi met President-elect William Ruto at his Karen office on Monday, September 12. Kenya has recently intensified its relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest entrant in the East African Community (EAC). 

    The two countries signed bilateral agreements in April this year, including promoting increased agricultural productivity, encouraging joint investment ventures between respective private entrepreneurs as well as boosting mutually beneficial trade. 

    President of Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshiskedei (left) and President-elect William Ruto in Karen on Monday, September 12
    President of Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshiskedei (left) and President-elect William Ruto in Karen on Monday, September 12, 2022
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    William Ruto

    Filipe Nyusi-Mozambique

    Mozambique's president held a brief with Ruto, agreeing to expand and diversify exports to the South African nation

    “Kenya values the ties it enjoys with Mozambique and commits to further this cooperation to expand and diversify her basket of export products to the Southern African nation,”

    President Felix Nyusi and President-elect William Ruto in Karen on September 13, 2022
    President Felix Nyusi and President-elect William Ruto in Karen on September 13, 2022
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    William Ruto

    Paul Kagame-Rwanda

    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President-elect Wiliam Ruto in Karen on Monday, September 13, 2022
    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President-elect Wiliam Ruto in Karen on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    William Ruto

    After holding talks with the President of Rwanda at his Karen Office in Nairobi, William Ruto reiterated that Kenya and Rwanda have a long-established relationship based on mutual interests and long-standing partnerships on economic and security issues.

    He further said that Kenya will seek to build and expand its cooperation for the mutual benefit of the citizens of the two countries.

    Samia Suluhu - Tanzania

    President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by KirinyagaGovernor Anne Waiguru on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

    President of the United Republic of Tanzania arraiving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport welcomed by Governor Anne Waiguru in Nairobi on September 13, 2022
    President of the United Republic of Tanzania arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport welcomed by Governor Anne Waiguru in Nairobi on September 13, 2022
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    Brahim Ghali- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

    The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic H.E Brahim Ghali arrived in the Country on Tuesday morning to attend the Inauguration of President-elect William Ruto.  He was received at JKIA by Amb. Arthur  Andambi.

    The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Brahim Ghali (left) being received at JKIA by Amb. Arthur Andambi on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Brahim Ghali (left) being received at JKIA by Amb. Arthur Andambi on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Azali Assoumani- Comoros

    H.E. Azali Assoumani, President of Comoros arrived in the Kenya this morning for the Inauguration of H.E. Dr. William Ruto, 5th President of the Republic of Kenya. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb.Peris Kariuki

    President of Comoros, Azali Assoumani signing official documents after arriving in Kenya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    President of Comoros, Azali Assoumani signing official documents after arriving in Kenya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Lazarus Chakwera- Republic of Malawi

    H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi arrived in Kenya in the morning hours for the swearing in of President - Elect H.E Dr. William Samoei Ruto. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb.Yabesh Monari

    President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera being recieved by Amb. Yabesh Monari at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera being recieved by Amb. Yabesh Monari at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya

    Umaro Sissoco Embaló- Guinea

    Guinea Bissau President H.E. Umaro Sissoco Embaló arrived in the Country this morning to witness the Inauguration of President-Elect H.E. Dr. William Ruto. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb. Samuel Gitonga

    President Umaro Sissoco of Guinea being recieved by Amb Samuel Gitonga after he arrived at JKIA on September 13, 2022
    President Umaro Sissoco of Guinea being recieved by Amb Samuel Gitonga after he arrived at JKIA on September 13, 2022
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    Prof. Yemi Osinbajo- Vice President-  Federal Republic of Nigeria

    H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria arrived in the country this morning to attend the Inauguration of Kenya's 5th President H.E. William Samoei Ruto. He was received at JKIA by Hon. Salim Mvurya

    H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria being received at JKIA by Hon. Salim Mvurya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria being received at JKIA by Hon. Salim Mvurya on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Emerson Mnangagwa- Zimbabwe

    H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe arrived in the Country today ahead of tomorrow's inauguration process of the 5th President of Kenya, H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto. President Mnangagwa was received at JKIA by Amb. Stella Munyi.

    H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe being received at JKIA by Amb. Stella Munyi on Monday, September 13, 2022
    H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe being received at JKIA by Amb. Stella Munyi on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud- Somalia

    The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived in the Country to witness the inauguration of Kenya's 5th President, H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto. He was received at JKIA by Hon. Adan Duale MP Garissa Township.

    Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud being received at JKIA by Hon. Adan Duale MP Garissa Township on Monday, September 13, 2022
    Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud being received at JKIA by Hon. Adan Duale MP Garissa Township on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    Salva Kiir- South Sudan

    H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan has arrived in the Country to attend the inauguration ceremony of President - Elect H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto. He was received by Amb. Matwanga and Amb. George Orina.

    South Sudan President Salva Kiir arriving at JKIA ahead of presidential inauguration on Monday, September 13, 2022
    South Sudan President Salva Kiir arriving at JKIA ahead of presidential inauguration on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    Évariste Ndayishimiye-President of the Republic of Burundi

    H.E Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi arrived in Kenya in the morning to witness the Inauguration of the 5th President of Kenya H.E. William Samoei Ruto. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb. Daniel Wambura.

    President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimaye on Monday, September 13, 2022
    President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimaye arriving at JKIA on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    Abiy Ahmed- Ethiopian Prime Minister

    H.E Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister has arrived in Kenya for the Inauguration of Kenya's 5th President H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb. Galma Boru.

    H.E Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister being received by Amb. Galma Boru at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    H.E Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister being received by Amb. Galma Boru at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Ismail Guelleh- Djibouti

    H.E Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti arrives in Kenya to witness the swearing in of Kenya's 5th President H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto. On arrival at JKIA he was received by Amb. Salim Salim.

    H.E Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti being received by Amb. Salim Salim at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    H.E Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti being received by Amb. Salim Salim at JKIA on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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    Elazer Stern- Israel Minister of Intelligence

    Israel Minister of Intelligence Elazar Stern is already in the Country with a delegation of Isreal officials to witness the swearing-in of President William Ruto

    Isreal Minister of Intelligence Elizer Stern holding talks with William Ruto at Karen, Nairobi on Monday, September 13, 2022
    Isreal Minister of Intelligence Elizer Stern holding talks with William Ruto at Karen, Nairobi on Monday, September 13, 2022
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    Cleophas Sipho Dlamini- Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Swaziland

    H.E Cleophas Sipho Dlamini, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Swaziland  signing official documents after being received by Hon. Moses Kuria, former MP Gatundu South at JKIA.

    H.E Cleophas Sipho Dlamini, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Swaziland being received by Hon. Moses Kuria on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    H.E Cleophas Sipho Dlamini, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Swaziland being received by Hon. Moses Kuria on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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