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President-elect William Ruto invites over 40 Heads of State for his inauguration



By Judith Gicobi

For his inauguration, scheduled for Tuesday of the following week, President-elect William Ruto has invited more than 40 heads of state.

Nation has ascertained that the invites are being sent to the nations named by the previous Chief Administrative Secretary for Foreign Affairs (CAS), Ababu Namwamba, who oversaw Dr. Ruto’s international affairs docket at the presidential campaign headquarters.

Dr. Ruto’s team was integrated into the transition committee, and now that group—which includes, among others, Gladys Shollei, the woman representative-elect for Uasin Gishu, Alfred Mutua of the Maendeleo Chap Chap, Justin Muturi, and Veronica Maina, secretary general of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA)—is in charge of overseeing the swearing-in ceremony.

Presidents of East African nations have been invited, and Dr. Ruto’s ally, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, is anticipated to attend.

“It is going to be a big event and between today and tomorrow, we expect those invited to confirm their attendance,” according to a transition committee member for Dr. Ruto who isn’t allowed to speak to the media.

Johnson Muthama, chairman of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a significant member of the President-inner elect’s circle, told the nation that they had invited all heads of state who had come out to greet Dr. Ruto without specifying the number of international dignitaries they anticipate.

Didmus Barasa, the newly elected MP for Kimilili, added, “Our team is finalising on those who have not been invited but what I am aware of is that we are going to have so many foreign dignitaries.”

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Representatives of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union, and the European Union are also expected. Others come from the US, China, India, Russia, the UK, and the US.

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