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CS Matiang’i Deactivates Twitter Account as Ruto’s Reign Begins

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i PHOTO/COURTESY

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday, September 13 deactivated his Twitter account.

The CS deactivated the account moments after President William Ruto took the oath of office as the fifth President of Kenya at Kasarani Stadium.

The verified account with over 1.3 million followers went blank and could not be accessed by users of the social media platform.

The move sparked reactions from social media users who questioned CS Matiang’i’s sudden disappearance.

Bidan Mwangi: @MigunaMigunaYour foe Fred Matiang’i has run away from @KOT and deleted his Twitter account.

Kim: I take this chance with confidence to reveal that Former Interior CS Fred Matiangi is a ghost worker. All his social media platforms have disappeared.

The Kip Factor: Fred Matiangi has left the stage without telling us. We deserve to be told bye. @OleItumbi when you find him, please let him know that we shall gratefully remember everything about him. The education ministry, Internal Security and ag. Deputy President.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta officially handed over power to Ruto today.

Moments after taking the oath, Ruto joined Uhuru at the main pavilion where he received the Constitution and the sword.

The two instruments of power are symbols of completion of the transition process according to the Assumption of the Office of the President Act.

Ruto also received the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart award which is bestowed upon the holders of the office of the president.


President William Ruto taking the oath of office as Kenya’s fifth President PHOTO/COURTESY

Immediately Ruto was handed the Constitution, the aide-de-camp quickly shifted from the outgoing president to the incoming president as part of the transition process.

He also sat behind Ruto during the rest of the event.

The Kenya Navy then fired a 21-gun salute in honour of Ruto shortly before his Standard was hoisted to mark the change in guard.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by among other Head of States Silva Kirr of South Sudan, Samia Suluhu (Tanzania), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi), Umaro Sissoco Embaló (Guinea Bissau).

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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote was also in attendance.

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