Editor's Review

President-elect William Ruto will be sworn into office at Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday, September 13.

President-elect William Ruto will be sworn into office on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 

The swearing ceremony will happen at Kasarani Stadium Where preparations are in top gear.

Such a high profile ceremony is punctuated with the attendance of foreign dignitaries who come to celebrate with Kenya the progress of our democracy.

Neighboring Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is among the 10 sitting Heads of State who have confirmed their attendance.

Museveni was among high ranking officials who received invites to attend the swearing-in ceremony earlier in the week.

President Elect William Ruto and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO | COURTESY

“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 an official privy to the matter told a local daily.

Others are Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, and Somali’s Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Dignitaries from the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), European Union, United Kingdom, US, China, India, and Russia have been invited.

The 77th high-level United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which is set to open on the same day-September 13, in New York, he stated, is likely to affect the travels of other World leaders who had shown interest in attending.

"We have received apologies from other top foreign officials informing us they will be attending the meet which coincides with the ceremony," he stated.