Scott to attend inauguration of Kenyan president

Ceremonial vice President, Guy Scott, is expected to arrive in Nairobi on Monday to attend the inauguration of Kenya’s fourth President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Tuesday April 9, 2013.

Scott is scheduled to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport around 17.00 hours local time.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Mary Zambezi, confirmed when she briefed the advance delegation of the Vice President at the Zambian Mission in Nairobi today that Scott will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Kenya’s President-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta,  at the Kasarani Sports Complex in the capital.

Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta, and won the March 4 Presidential polls by 50.07 per cent, eliminating the possibility of a run-off against his closest rival, Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) who scored 43.2 per cent in an election which recorded 86 per cent voter turn-out.

Uhuru Kenyatta is currently the Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya under the ruling National Alliance Party and has previously served as Finance Minister.

The inauguration of Mr Kenyatta was delayed following a Supreme Court petition by Mr Odinga but the bench upheld the election of Kenyatta on March 30 as the country’s next president.

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