Uhuru Meets Ruto ahead of Inauguration Tuesday

Uhuru Meets Ruto ahead of Inauguration Tuesday

President-elect William Ruto has finally met outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House ahead of Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony.

Ruto arrived at State House Monday shortly after 4 pm accompanied by his wife Rachel.

They were received by Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret at the main entrance where they exchanged warm greetings.

This is the first time the two leaders who fell out after the famous March 2018 handshake between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are meeting since the August 9 election win.

Kenyatta who had remained silent over Ruto’s win shocked many when he announced after the Presidential petition upheld Ruto’s win that Azimio boss Raila Odinga would remain his leader even as he promised to facilitate a smooth transition.

After the meeting, President Kenyatta addressed the nation where he committed to hand over the instruments of power bringing to an end the tenure of the fourth administration.

And for the first time, he congratulated the incoming 5th President while urging both his successor and Kenyans to uphold peace.

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