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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. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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