Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya’s president



By Godfrey Olukya 9-4-2013

Uhuru Kenyatta has today been sworn in as the 4th president of Kenya at a colorful ceremony attended by over 15 heads of state.

In his maiden speech, he called for his countrymen’s unity in order to lead to the country’s development.

Among the leaders who attended the function were, Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairman of African Union, Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of the Republic Djibouti, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mahmud, president of the Republic of Somali and Salva Kiir Mayardi, the president of the Republic of South Sudan.

Others were Uganda’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Tanzania’s Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Rwanda’s
Paul Kagame, Nigeria’s Jonathan Goodluck, Gabon’s Ali Bongo Ondimba, DRC’s Joseph Kabila, Morocco’s and Egypt’s prime minister Dr. Hisham Kandil.

UAE, India, Zambia, China, Italy and Mexico also sent representatives at the ceremony which was attended by thousands of Kenyans.

Speaking on behalf of the invited African leaders, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni congratulated Kenyans for voting in Uhuru Kenyatta as
Kenya’s fourth president in defiance of his looming international trial for crimes against humanity.

Museveni said, ‘I salute my brothers in Kenya for holding peaceful elections.I salute the Kenyan voters on the rejection of the blackmail by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and those who seek to abuse this institution for their own agenda.’

Museveni attacked ICC for being biased against African leaders. He said ICC is no longer doing what it was supposed to do. He said, ‘The usual opinionated and arrogant actors using their careless and shallow analysis have now distorted the purpose of that institution.’

He said that African countries have capacity of dealing with their political cases and there are time no need of referring them to confused ICC.


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