William Ruto sworn in as Kenya's president
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.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- 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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