Uhuru hands over the sword to Ruto, the 5th President of Kenya
President William Ruto was on Tuesday, September 13 sworn into office as Kenya’s fifth leader.
Ruto took the oath of office at 12:45pm, , succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta, who served between 2013 and 2022.
Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the function held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi County.
The president, thereafter, took the Oath of Due Execution of Office as President of the Republic of Kenya.
Chief Justice administers oath
Prior to that, Chief Justice Martha Koome formally set the stage for the oath-taking.
Koome said: “I have the honour and privilege to introduce the President-elect of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto to the nation.
“I, Martha Karambu Koome, Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya, do hereby introduce to the people of Kenya the President-elect His Excellency Dr William Samoei Ruto to take his place on the inauguration dais.”