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Osinbajo Departs Abuja For Kenya’s Presidential Inauguration

Osinbajo boarding a plane
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

September 13, (THEWILL) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, departed Abuja for Nairobi, to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of William Ruto, as the fifth President of Kenya.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement said, the Vice-President will join other leaders across Africa and beyond for the swearing-in ceremony at Kasarani stadium, Nairobi, with about 20 heads of state expected to grace the ceremony.

Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta will hand over the instruments of power including a ceremonial sword and a copy of Kenya’s Constitution to the new president.

Ruto’s electoral victory in last month’s election was affirmed by Kenya’s Supreme Court on September 5.

Nigeria and Kenya share very warm and long standing diplomatic relations underpinned by strong economic cooperation and cultural affinities.

The vice president is accompanied on the trip by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu.

Osinbajo will return to Abuja later on Tuesday.