William Ruto is Kenya’s President

September 14, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - NAIROBI

William Ruto has been sworn in as Kenya’s president after narrowly winning the Aug. 9 election in East Africa’s most stable democracy

William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s President on Tuesday after narrowly winning the August 9 election in East Africa’s most stable democracy, and quickly signaled that his leadership will be a strongly Christian one.

The Supreme Court last week rejected a challenge by losing candidate and long-time Opposition figure Raila Odinga of the official results, completing a markedly peaceful election in a country with a history of troubled ones.

The 55-year-old Mr. Ruto had been the deputy to outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta but had a bitter split with Mr. Kenyatta that left the two not speaking for months at a time. On Tuesday, the audience cheered as the two shook hands, and again as Mr. Kenyatta handed over the instruments of power.

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