Uhuru meets Ruto at State House, congratulates him ahead of the inauguration

Uhuru meets Ruto at State House, finally congratulates him ahead of the inauguration scheduled tomorrow on Tuesday.

Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally congratulated President-elect William Ruto, after their meeting at State House.

This is the first meeting Uhuru has met William Ruto since the August general elections.

Ruto arrived at State House in a Lexus LX a few minutes after 4 pm and was welcomed by Uhuru.

The President-elect was accompanied to the event by his wife Rachel Ruto who met their hosts, Uhuru and his wife Margaret Kenyatta. 

The meeting comes a day before Ruto’s swearing-in as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya at Kasarani Stadium.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Uhuru congratulated Ruto promising to hand over the instruments of power tomorrow.

“My family and I join all Kenyans in wishing the very best to our next President Dr. William Samoei Ruto and extending to him our warmest congratulations for receiving the mandate of Kenyans to lead us as our 5th president,” said Uhuru is his address to the nation.

“As a hallmark of our democracy, therefore, I will tomorrow, before God and my fellow countrymen, handover the instruments of power to our new president at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, and with that, the fourth administration will come to an end and the tenure of the fifth administration will begin.

The Head of State noted that he was ready to hand over the Presidency to as mandated by the Constitution.

“Tomorrow, I will emulate that honoured tradition and hand over the mantle to my successor Dr. William Samoei Ruto. In my service to you, I was supported by the Cabinet, and Principal Secretaries. Most importantly, you the people of Kenya walked with me all step of the way

“This afternoon, I hosted the incoming President here at State House. The transition process commenced on 12th August and the doors of State have been open to the technical teams from the office of the President-elect to facilitate a smooth transition,” stated the Head of State after the meeting.

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