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Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president in for final term

President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters.

“I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya; that I will obey, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic; and that I will protect and uphold the sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya”, said Mr Kenyatta holding a Bible on his right hand as he took the oath of office.

He also pledged to “Do justice to all in accordance with this Constitution, as by law established, and the laws of Kenya, without fear, favour, affection or ill-will”.

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Thousands of supporters attended President Uhuru Kenyatta swearing-in ceremony. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Duncan Okello, who was master of ceremonies, said the Bible used is the same one used by the first President, Jomo Kenyatta, at his own swearing-in at Independence.

The oaths were administered by Anne Amadi, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

The oath of office is 77 words long and the oath of due execution of office is 79 words long.
“The recurring theme is service to the people, defending the Constitution and integrity,” said Mr Okello.
The crowds chanted “Si uchawi, ni maombi” and responded “Yes, Sir,” after every phrase.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the swearing-in ceremony. PHOTO | KENNEDY KIMANTHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Deputy President William Ruto has similarly taken both oaths, with the crowd chanting, “2022” as he was introduced.

“I will diligently discharge my duties and perform my functions, to the best of my judgment; I will at all times, when so required, faithfully and truly give my counsel and advice to the President of the Republic of Kenya;

“I will do justice to all without fear, favour, affection or ill-will; and that I will not directly or indirectly reveal such matters as shall come to my knowledge in the discharge of my duties and committed to my secrecy,” Ruto pledged.

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Crowd in jubilation after the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Regional leaders and foreign diplomats watched as the full to capacity stadium cheered and sang along to music.

Among the heads of state who attended the ceremony were Ethiopia’s Hailemariam Desalegn, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, Botswana’s Ian Khama and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni.

Western nations including sent ambassadors to the ceremony.

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1 comment

rezen Nov 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Subject: “Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president in for final term”, By Daily Nation, Nov 28, 2017

Commentary, 28 Nov 2017
QUOTE: President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters.UNQUOTE

It is very doubtful for an African Dictator, fifty-five (55) years young, to just simply hand down the post of Presidency at the end of his second term. His Number One Item of concentration (starting from TODAY) is to cook means and ways [like Museveni] to ensure that he amends the (phoney) constitution to enable him to rule for Life. By the way, Leaders in Burundi, Rwanda, etc are also on the same boat for immediate action for their permanent position.

The rest of the news item is just flowery copied jargon that means nothing. The ceremony itself [well orchestrated and mimicked just like our African ‘modern’ education] is completely devoid of any substance or any meaningful depth. It has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with any notion of improving the Life of the ordinary wretched, hungry, devastated African permanent refugees.

QUOTE: “Regional leaders and foreign diplomats watched as the full to capacity stadium cheered and sang along to music.” UNQUOTE
Yes, It has always been the STORY of Africa. Psychologically, it is deep hunger to show off what had never been available to the inferior and colonized Black Indigenous African. We are reduced to mimicking without the slightest benefit for our people.

Last Line of the news item. QUOTE: Western nations including sent ambassadors to the ceremony.” UNQUOTE What ever this unfinished sentence may mean, we are still NOT comfortable without previous master colonizers [the present being indigenous]. They have to be around: to guide us, to nod their approval, for us to feel good and comfortable. The effect of colonialism has no bound. And Black Africa is the NUMBER ONE victim, for Life. THE END

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