Vice President arrives in Nairobi
Nairobi, April 8, ZANIS ——– Republican Vice President Guy Scott has arrived in Nairobi to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Kenya’s fourth President Uhuru Kenyatta tomorrow.
Dr Scott arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport at 17.30 hours local time accompanied by First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Finance Deputy Minister Miles Sampa.
The Vice President was received at the airport by Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Mary Zambezi, her deputy Kenneth Kunda, First Secretary Political Administration Mumbi Phiri and other members of staff from the Zambian mission.
The Kenyan President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, son of First President Jomo Kenyatta will be sworn-in tomorrow at the Moi International Sports Complex in Kasarani, Nairobi following his election victory on March 4, 2013.
The ceremony will be attended by 54 Heads of States and Government who have already started arriving in Nairobi.
According to the official programme for the installation and inauguration released by the Kenyan government, the ceremony will start at 10:00 hours local time characterized by various performances from local art groups.
Out-going President Mwai Kibaki will hand-over power at the swearing-in procession which will be presided over by the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Dr Willy Mutunga and the Chief Registra of the Judiciary Gladys Shollei.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the Heads of States and Government will attend a state luncheon at State House to be hosted by new President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mr Uhuru won the March 4, 2013 elections with 50.07 percent on the ticket of the ruling National Alliance Party beating his closest rival Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) who polled 43.2 percent in an election which recorded an 86 percent voter turn-out.
The victory for Mr Uhuru, eliminated the possibility for a run-off with his main rival Odinga although he petitioned the results in the Supreme Court for alleged flaws but the bench upheld the election of Uhuru in a March 30 judgment declaring him as Kenya’s fourth Republican President.
Meanwhile, Vice president Dr Guy Scott is this evening scheduled to address Zambians leaving in Kenya at the Zambian High Commission in Nairobi.