President Uhuru Kenyatta sworn-in for his second term in office


Nairobi, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta together with his deputy William Ruto on Tuesday took the oath of Office for their second term.

President Uhuru Kenyatta took the oath which was administered by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne alongside Chief Justice David Maraga.

They took two oaths; the oath of Allegiance and the oath of Execution of the Republic of Kenya.

The President and his deputy promised to diligently discharge their duties, perform their functions in the office of president and deputy president respectively.

They added that they will do justice to all in accordance with the constitution and by-laws established without fear, favor, affection or ill will.

The two oaths now seal and a firm the two to be duly elected as President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya and can now discharge their duties in accordance with the constitution.

Prior to the administration of the oaths, Kenyatta and Ruto arrived amid wild cheers by thousands of Kenyans who filled the 60,000 capacity sports arena, some who arrived at the facility from as early as 4 am.

President Uhuru then proceeded to inspect a guard of honour mounted by the three divisions of the Kenya Defence Forces – the Army, Air Force and the Navy.

They were both accompanied by their spouses, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Rachael Ruto who held bibles on their behalf as the oaths were being administered.

In attendance at the ceremony were a host of foreign leaders including Presidents Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Muhammed (Djibouti), Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon), Hage Geingob (Namibia), Abdullahi Farmajo (Somalia), Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Edgar Lungu (Zambia), Ian Khama (Botswana), Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), I and Guinea’s Prime Minister Mamady Youla.