Uhuru skips Ruto’s State House luncheon

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 18:40 | 2 mins read
Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) while handing over instruments of power to President William Ruto on September 13, 2022 at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/State House

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, September 13 skipped President William Ruto's luncheon at State House, Nairobi.

Uhuru, who left Kasarani Stadium immediately Ruto finished his inaugural speech, was expected at State House for the luncheon as it has always been during the swearing-in of a new president.

It is unclear why the former Head of State, who supported Ruto's main competitor Raila Odinga in the last election, missed the luncheon.

Uhuru's last address

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta while giving his last address at State House, Nairobi, on Monday, September 12, 2022. PHOTO/State House

The retired President had already addressed the nation on Monday, September 12, enumerating his achievements in the past 10 years.

"On my part as the Head of State, I hand over leadership of a nation that has undergone a consequential transformation over the last decade in every aspect of our national life.

"With the mandate, you bestowed upon my administration, we have fostered and integrated devolution as a way of life; reinforced our educational and technical excellence, and successfully led the nation through the worst global health crisis in a century.

"We also turned a number of challenges we inherited and those that emerged during our tenure into areas of opportunity for a better Kenya," he said during his last address to the nation.

He said he built on Mwai Kibaki and Daniel Moi's legacy.

"The baton we received from President Mwai Kibaki was not dropped. We built on his legacy and those of the previous two administrations in every area of public life. In an unbroken chain, we built on President Daniel arap Moi’s love for education that was further built upon as free primary education by Kibaki.

"And with the mandate you gave us, we institutionalised free secondary education, heralding 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary education.  To further enhance the competitiveness of our workforce, we have placed the nation on a pathway to the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC); which institutionalises a system that nurtures creativity and innovativeness for our children," he added.

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