PHOTOS: Heads of States arrive for Uhuru’s second inauguration
Ugandan President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is among various heads of states already in the country for the second inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta today.
Museveni jetted into the country on Monday evening and was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Foreign Affairs C.S Amina Mohammed, among other dignitaries.
Other heads of states and top dignitaries who have arrived in the country for the much awaited swearing-in ceremony include Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Zambia President Edgar Lungu, South Sudan President Salva Kiir, and former Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete.
Among other heads of states still expected to grace President Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony include; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, John Pombe Magufuli (Tanzania), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia), and Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon), among a host of other Vice Presidents and Ministers.
On Monday, the government said at least 43 countries had confirmed they will grace the event by either having their presidents, second-in-command, special envoys or ministers in attendance.
The inauguration ceremony is set to begin at 10 am and not exceed 2 pm, as stipulated by law.
In taking his oath of office, President Kenyatta will place his hand on the Bible that was used by his late father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta when he was sworn in as founding President in 1964.
Mr. Ruto will use the Bible that Mzee Kenyatta used when he was sworn in as prime minister in 1963.
The ceremony, which is to take place at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, is expected to witness a turn out of over 100 000 guests, including the general public.
Below are the images of the heads of states and dignitaries already in the country;
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