The swearing-in ceremony held on Tuesday 13th September 2022 at Moi International Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya; brought together 20 Heads of State and other dignitaries from across the world.
President Kagame is among leaders who attended the colourful event during which the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta handed over power instruments to his successor, Ruto.
After attending the event, he sent congratulations to Kenyans for peaceful power noting that he looks forward to more collaboration between the two countries.
“It was a pleasure to join Kenyans and other leaders at the inaugural ceremony and handing over power to my brother Williams Ruto by his predecessor former President Uhuru Kenyatta. Congratulations to both leaders and Kenyans for peaceful transition. Even more cooperation ahead!!” he tweeted.
As he arrived in Kenya ahead of the power handover ceremony, Kagame held talks with Ruto. Following the discussions, Ruto expressed willingness to promote bilateral relations for the interests of both countries’ people.
"Kenya and Rwanda have a long established relationship based not just on geography but mutual interests and long standing partnerships on economic and security issues. We will seek to build and expand our cooperation for the mutual benefit of the citizens of our countries," he tweeted.
Ruto becomes the fifth Kenyan President since the country obtained Independence.
He won the August 9 elections, with 50.4% votes over his rival Raila Odinga who obtained 48,9%.
Odinga challenged election results and filed an appeal but ended in vain as the Supreme Court confirmed the victory of Ruto.