, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Government officials and dignitaries have started arriving at the Moi International Sports Centre for the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Speakers of both Houses of Parliament Justin Muturi (National Assembly) and Kenneth Lusaka (Senate) arrived before 9am.
Governors, Members of Parliament and Cabinet Secretaries also arrived for the historic ceremony that will see President Kenyatta take his second and final oath of office.
Special envoys from Japan, China, Serbia and Eritrea among others also arrived at the venue of the swearing-in.
Thirteen Heads of State and government are among 43 country delegations that are expected to witness President Kenyatta’s inauguration for a second term in office.
Four Heads of State arrived in the country on Monday night.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Edgar Lungu Zambia and Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia are among foreign leaders who are already in the country for the inauguration.
Others expected to attend Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony include Presidents Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), John Magufuli (Tanzania), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia), Faure Gnassingbé (Togo), Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon), Edgar Lungu (Zambia) and Seretse Ian Khama (Botswana).
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy were expected to arrive at the sports complex before 10am.
The duo will individually take the oath of allegiance and that of due execution of office to be administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi before Chief Justice David Maraga.