William Ruto sworn in as Kenya's president

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William Ruto was sworn in as president on September 13, following the elections held on August 9 in Kenya, which has been facing political instability for the past few years.


  • Ruto defeated longtime Leader of the Opposition Raila Odinga by a narrow margin in the election held on 9 August.
  • Odinga is a very popular leader in Kenya and he has contested the presidential election 5 times and this time he has to face defeat.

  • Odinga was the Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013.

  • Ruto was the Vice President during the tenure of outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.

  • Ruto takes power in a debt-ridden country that will challenge his efforts to fulfill promises made to Kenya's poor.

About Kenya :

  • President - William Ruto

  • Capital - Nairobi

  • Official Languages -Swahili, English

  • Currency - Kenyan shilling

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