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Uhuru arrives at Kasarani for Kenya's historic moment

By Standard Digital Reporter

Kenya: Outgoing President Mwai Kibaki has arrived at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani ahead of the swearing in ceremony.

President elect Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by his wife Margaret made their way for the historic moment at 11.40am.

Deputy elect William Ruto and his wife Rachael had arrived moments earlier.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga  and Chief Judiciary Registrar Gladys Shollei arrived at 11.15am.

Other dignitaries already at the stadium include retired President Daniel Moi, President Paul Kagame of DRC, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma and South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Mama Ngina Kenyatta arrived at the Kasarani Stadium.

Uhuru and Ruto will be sworn in today.

Uhuru will take over from outgoing President Mwai Kibaki to become Kenya’s fourth president.

The swearing in and handing over ceremony is being  held at the country’s biggest sports facility, Moi International Sport Centre Kasarani.

All invited Heads of State are expected to arrive by 10.45am. The Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Karangi will arrive at 11.00 am followed by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga at 11.15am.

Deputy President elect Ruto arrives 11.35am, President elect Uhuru arrives at 11.40am and finally outgoing President Kibaki is expected at 11.45am.

It will be followed by interdenominational prayers at 12.10am and the swearing in ceremony starts at 1.25pm.