10 Presidents have already confirmed to attend Ruto’s inauguration which is scheduled on Tuesday, next at Kasarani stadium.
Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, is one of the sitting 10 presidents who have already confirmed their attendance at Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony for President-elect William Ruto.
Museveni is one of the continental leaders who received the invitations early in the week, according to representatives from Ruto’s office who are aware of the plans.
Others who congratulated Ruto after the IEBC announced his victory, like Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, are also anticipated.
“We began sending the invites early in the week and by Thursday evening 10 presidents among several vice presidents had confirmed they will grace the ceremony,” said the official.
The official added that they had received acknowledgment letters from a few additional presidents who had committed to sending delegations.
He asserted that the travel plans of other world leaders who had expressed interest in attending the 77th high-level United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which is scheduled to begin on the same day—September 13—in New York, are likely to be impacted.
“We have received apologies from other top foreign officials informing us they will be attending the meet which coincides with the ceremony,” he stated.
Dignitaries from the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), European Union, United Kingdom, US, China, India, and Russia have been invited.
Ababu Namwamba has been tasked with coordinating the process in partnership with the Ministry of foreign affairs.
Meanwhile, preparations for Ruto’s inauguration have entered their crucial stages with various teams involved in the process racing with time to ensure everything is in order.
While the military conducted its final rehearsals ahead of the final simulation exercise on Monday, transition committee members continued with their meetings as others inspected the venue.
A team from the office of the president-elect and Judiciary was at the Kasarani which will be the venue for the ceremony.