Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote present for Ruto’s inauguration
Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote is among the tens of guests present at the Kasarani stadium attending president elect William Ruto’s inauguration.
Dangote was spotted in the VIP dias seated behind Chief Justice Martha Koome. The Nigerian billionaire joins other guests who are present for Ruto’s big day.
Others high ranking guests present are the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Mozambique’s Filipe Nyusi, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, Cleopas Dlamini – Eswatini and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe.
Dangote is the 67th richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine with major investments in the construction and manufacturing industry.
His industries have set base in many countries in the continent including neighboring Tanzania.
His interest to invest in Kenya was pulled back after he decried widespread corruption among top government officials.
Meanwhile,William Samoei Ruto has taken the oath of office as Kenya’s fifth Head of State.
Chief registrar of Judiciary Anne Amadi administered the Oath of Allegiance of the President at 12:45PM, and thereafter the Oath of Execution of the Office of the President to Dr. Ruto at 12:47 PM.
Ms. Amadi administered the oaths in the presence of Chief Justice Martha Koome and Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki.
First Lady Rachael Ruto was also by Ruto’s side.
In the presence of AG Kihara, Dr. Ruto then proceeded to sign the certificates of the oaths of office.
CJ Koome also signed the certificates and present them to President Ruto.
The new Head of State also received the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart award, highest accolade in the country.