Nairobi;Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta was formally sworn into office as Kenya’s 4th president in historic and colourful ceremony witnessed by 12 Heads of States.
Uhuru takes oath office administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Shollei in the presence of the Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga as prescribed in the Constitution.
After taking the oath of solemn affirmation of allegiance and due execution of the functions of office of president.
His wife who stood by him as he took oath office accompanied Uhuru. It was interesting to see the new president use the Bible that used by his father in 1963.
His wife Margaret did not hold the Bible for him as widely reported in the media days before the inauguration.
Uhuru was then presented with a duly signed certificate of inauguration, which he waved amid roaring cheers from jubilant crowds gathered at the Moi International Sports Centre- Kasarani.
He was then handed with instruments of power – a sword and a copy of the Constitution by the out-going President Kibaki.
The sword represents his take over as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kenya.
Uhuru’s mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta who saw a second family member take office inside 50 years witnessed the ceremony.
The ceremony was spiced with military full regalia parade and new presidential standard navy blue flag and a 21-gun salute.