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Uhuru, Ruto to be sworn in today

By The Independent Team

Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in today as Kenya’s fourth president at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani following his victory over Raila Odinga in the March elections

His deputy William Ruto will also be sworn in today.


Invited Heads of States are expected to arrive at the venue by 10:45am while the public began arriving at the venue as early as 5am to witness the inauguration ceremony.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces an ICC arrest warrant over the conflict in Darfur, will not be in Nairobi for the inauguration.

Several western envoys are expected as well as African heads of state, prime ministers and other top officials.

Uhuru who was born in October 1961, is the son of founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

He was groomed by former President Daniel arap Moi to be his successor, but heavily lost in the 2002 election to Mwai Kibaki

He served as deputy prime minister, minister for trade, and finance minister under outgoing President Mwai Kibaki.

The 51-year-old will be Kenya’s youngest president.

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