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President Ruto to Fly to the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s Burial

President William Ruto and Quee Elizabeth II PHOTO/COURTESY

President William Ruto is expected to fly out of the country on Sunday, September 18.

The Head of State will fly to the United Kingdom to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s internment slated for Monday, September 19.

Ruto is also expected to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta officially handed over power to Ruto on Tuesday, September 13.

The outgoing Head of State handed over power at the inauguration ceremony at the fully-packed Kasarani Stadium.

Moments after taking the oath, the new President  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 he 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 him shortly before his Standard was hoisted to mark the change in guard.


President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua PHOTO/COURTESY

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