William Ruto has officially been sworn in as the fifth president of Kenya.
Martha Koome, Kenya’s chief judge, administered Ruto’s oath of office on Tuesday during a ceremony held in the Moi International Sports Center at Kasarani Stadium.
Ruto took an oath of allegiance and a second oath to carry out the duties of the office during the inauguration.
With his inauguration, the 55-year-old becomes Kenya’s fifth president.
Recall that on August 15, Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election after defeating ex-Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
He won the country’s presidential election with 50.49 percent of the vote, defeating Odinga, who received 48.85 percent of the vote.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the event in place of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was accompanied by Zubairu Dada, the minister of state for foreign affairs, and Babafemi Ojudu, the president’s special adviser on political matters.
Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote Group, was also in attendance.
Other attendees included DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, and Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu.