Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Ruto appoints predecessor as peace envoy to Ethiopia, Great Lakes region

Mr Ruto said Mr Kenyatta had agreed to continue chairing discussions on peace initiatives in the greater east Africa region.

• September 14, 2022
Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta
Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta [Photo Credit: TRT World]

Newly sworn-in Kenyan President William Ruto has appointed his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta, as peace envoy to Ethiopia and the Great Lakes region.

Mr Ruto said Mr Kenyatta had agreed to continue chairing discussions on peace initiatives in the greater east Africa region.

“I have committed that the government of Kenya and myself, in particular, will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Mr Ruto said.

Mr Ruto was sworn in as the country’s fifth president at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.

He took the oath of office in a peaceful handover ceremony attended by 20 African leaders, including global dignitaries, after a tightly contested election. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Tinubu Support Group


Tinubu, Shettima absent as support groups flag off APC presidential campaign in Abuja

Majority of Tinubu Support Organisations thronged the venue in their numbers bearing all manners of placards and banners.

Hot news Home top

Trigger-happy naval operatives open fire on journalist, humanitarian workers on Ondo waterways

The journalists and the officials were on their way from a free medical outreach in the riverine communities when they were attacked at Odofado.

Atiku Abubakar (Credit: AA)


Atiku calls for unity among PDP stakeholders for success in 2023

He promised to address Nigeria’s numerous challenges, if eventually elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola

Hot news Home top

Independence Day: FG declares Monday public holiday

Mr Aregbesola urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to think about the challenges facing the nation.

bullion van accident

Hot news Home top

Six die in Kebbi bullion van accident

“Six people including three policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people and three policemen sustained various degrees of injuries.”

Emefiele and Trading floor


NGX: Market records marginal gain despite negative reaction to MPR hike

The market reacted negatively to the MPR hike as sell-offs were recorded across board but price appreciation in BUA Cement lifted market performance marginally.