Uhuru Hands over instruments of Power to Ruto

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Kenya’s fourth President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially handed over the instruments of power to the 5th President, William Ruto.

On Tuesday, September 13, the out-going President inspected his last parade, after which William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua took oath of office.

Uhuru hands over power to Ruto

Ruto took two oaths of office, administered by Judiciary registrar Anne Amadi, in the presence of Attorney General Paul Kihara.

The New President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua then signed certificates, after with Ruto officially received the instruments of power from his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Ruto was officially accorded the Kenyan Constitution, which he made an oath to uphold in his five-year tenure.

After Ruto received the Constitution, the aide-de-camp who was standing behind Uhuru switched his position to become Ruto’s aide, indicating the change of guard.

Presidential Ceremonial Sword
Uhuru Kenyatta handed over the Presidential ceremonial sword to William Ruto, a significance that he is now the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

The sword is made of stainless steel and is coated with gold. It will signify Ruto’s role in protecting the country.

After receiving the Instruments of Power, Ruto, Uhuru, Gachagua took a photo at the Kasarani dais.

They were later joined by their spouses Margaret, Rachel, and Pastor Dorcas.

Chief of Defence Forces Robert Kibochi escorted Ruto to his seat, and what followed was a prayer, and the National Anthem.

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The 5th president was then accorded a 21 gun salutes.

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