Former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has shaved off his signature grey beards.
The former legislator had promised to shave off his beards once William Ruto is sworn is as the fifth president of Kenya.
As promised, Linturi went to the barbershop where he shaved his beards after Ruto took the oath of office.
“Today, Kenya heralds a new political order. Kenya ushers in a new political dispensation under the leadership of my friend, H.E President William Samoei Ruto
“I promised that on the day Uhuru Kenyatta hands over to Ruto and leaves office, I would simultaneously be shaving to signify a new era devoid of political intimidation and blackmail. I have shaved today! Freedom is finally here,” he said.
Ruto’s inauguration ceremony began shortly after Uhuru made his way to the event venue in his maiden car branded ‘C-IN-C’ accompanied by Chief of Defence Forces, Robert Kibochi.
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.
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.
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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.
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