President William Ruto has assigned duties to his former boss, Uhuru Kenyatta, instructing him to continue spearheading peace initiatives within the East African Community region, especially in regard to the volatile DRC and Ethiopia.
During Tuesday’s speech after inauguration at Kasarani Stadium, Ruto announced that he had engaged President Kenyatta who agreed to continue with the mantle of championing for the peace initiative in the region.
“I have asked my elder brother, President Uhuru Kenyatta who has done commendable engagements with those regions and he has graciously agreed to continue chairing those discussions on behalf of the people of Kenya,” President Ruto said.
Kenyatta could be seen nodding in approval of Ruto’s statement as the crowd cheered on.
President Ruto committed that his government will continue to support peace initiatives in the EAC region and especially in Ethiopia and within the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
“I have committed that the government of Kenya will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Kenyatta and I want to thank you Excellency for graciously agreeing to support us and help me in those interventions,” President Ruto said.
“To our partners in the region, In Kenya, you have a reliable partner and we look forward to building on the success of the leaders who came ahead of us,” Ruto added.