President Kenyatta meets the President-elect William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday hosted President-elect Dr. William Samoei Ruto at State House, Nairobi, ahead of Tuesday, September 13, inauguration ceremony.

After the meeting, President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta conducted the President-elect and First Lady in-waiting Rachel Ruto on a tour of State House as part of the official handing-over process.

Today’s meeting between President Kenyatta and President-elect Dr. Ruto affirms that all preparations for inauguration are complete.

After meeting with the President-elect, the outgoing President addressed the nation saying, the inauguration marks the last step in a process of electioneering.

“Since independence, we have every five years, without fail, reaffirmed our democratic credentials.  We have done so by returning to the people, the sovereign of our nation, for a mandate to serve.  We have in this context put our nation on consistent and predictable journey of deepening and maturing our democracy.”

President Uhuru remainded the President-elect, that he will be the President not just for those who voted for him but for all Kenyans.

“In the prophetic words of our national anthem – we are all summoned to purposefully dwell in unity, peace and liberty; working hard and together, so that plenty will be found in our borders.

We, therefore, pray for your success, as your success will be Kenya’s success.”


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