Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn for his second final term as President of Kenya on Tuesday afternoon before thousands of supporters in Kasarani Stadium.
The inauguration was administered by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi, whereas the Kenya Chief Justice David Maraga presented Kenyatta with signed copies of the two oaths & certificate of inauguration.
Kenyatta while holding a Bible, he took the oath of office in the afternoon as the crowd chanted. “I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya; that I will obey, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic; and that I will protect and uphold the sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya”.
In his speech, Kenyatta pledged to respect the Constitution and rule of law, without fear or favor, and also pledged 100% universal health coverage in his final term in office.
“I will work for all Kenyans regardless of their voting, and pledge to be President for all and I will devote most of my time and energies to unite Kenyans and bring prosperity to all”.
Meanwhile, William Ruto also took oath of due execution of the functions of the office of the deputy President of Kenya.
“There can’t be peace if there is no justice, and there can’t be justice without the rule of law & respect to our constitution” Ruto Said.
According to the Kenya’s constitution Kenyatta will serve his last term in office for four years until 2022.
However, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli missed out, instead he sent his vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
The inauguration was attended by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and Somalia’s President Muhamad Abudulahi among others.
Reportedly, three people were shot as police battled Nasa supporters who were trying to hold a rally at Jacaranda in Nairobi.
Casualties were taken to Aga Khan Hospital by the Red Cross.