Uhuru attends Kagame’s swearing-in

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday joined more than 20 heads of state from Africa to witness the inauguration of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.

Uhuru was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali.

Other leaders included presidents Alpha Condé of Guinea, Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Ismail Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Omar al-Bashir (Sudan), Faustin Archange Touadera (Central African Republic), Brahim Ghali (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) and Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger).

The other were presidents Edgar Lungu (Zambia), Macky Sall (Senegal), Sasou Nguesso (Republic of Congo) and Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia).

Prime Ministers Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and Patrice Emery Trovoada of São Tomé and Príncipe were also present.

In his speech, Kagame urged African countries to work together for the benefit of the citizens of the continent. “There is no one-size-fit-all nation-building. At the root of any success are good choices built on ‘built it yourself’ mindset,” he said.

Kagame was sworn-in for his third seven-year term in office.

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