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Ruto appoints Uhuru as East Africa peace envoy; but latter skips State House luncheon after handing over power

Ruto appoints outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta as East Africa peace envoy after being sworn in as the president of the republic of Kenya.

President William Ruto has stated that Uhuru Kenyatta will continue to serve as the leader of missions throughout Eastern Africa.

On Tuesday, September 13, Ruto took office as Kenya’s fifth president. 

In his inaugural speech, he praised the outgoing Head of State for doing a great job maintaining peace throughout the region.

He praised Uhuru for leading peace endeavors in both Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“I commit, to peace initiatives in our region, including both in Ethiopia and in the Great Lakes Region, I have asked my elder brother, President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has done commendable engagements with those regions and he has graciously agreed to continue chairing those discussions on behalf of the people of Kenya.

“I have committed that the Government of Kenya and myself, in particular, will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” announced Ruto.

Uhuru oversaw the peace mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and facilitated its induction into the East African Community (EAC).

He commanded the quick deployment of the regional military to the DRC in June 2022 in order to put an end to hostilities and disband insurgent organizations.

Additionally, he gave urgent orders for all regional military leaders of the different Defense Forces within the EAC to dispatch their soldiers to the DRC.

Uhuru Kenyatta skips State House luncheon

Meanwhile, immediate former President Uhuru Kenyatta skipped State House luncheon after handing over power to William Ruto.

This had been scheduled to take place after the end of the official inauguration which took place at Kasarani stadium.

As usual, after handing over the power, Uhuru was to receive his successor at State House as the norm but Ruto arrived without Uhuru on site to receive him. 

This developments have been revealed by the former Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi.

“I salute You President Kenyatta, Go rest, reconcile Africa and pay taxes. You served the way you knew how, I disagree on some moves and decisions, but agree with some. Legacies are about such differences. I thought I would see you in @StateHouseKenya – but ni sawa. Barikiwa!,” stated Dennis Itumbi.

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