Uhuru only President to attend Felix Tshisekedi's inauguration in the DRC

Uhuru only president to show up for Tshisekedi's swearing-in

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta was the only Head of State who attended the swearing-in of President-elect Felix Tshisekedi's in the DRC.

He was however accompanied by ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka.

MPs Junet Mohamed (Suna East) and his Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and senators Ledama Ole Kina (Narok) and Amos Wako (Busia).

Inauguration

Tshisekedi took the oath of office before a crowd of thousands of cheering supporters, government officials and foreign ambassadors.

His predecessor Joseph Kabila wrapped the presidential sash around him which symbolized the handing over of power.

The new DRC President was taken ill as he was delivering his inauguration speech in the country's first peaceful handover of power. "I don't feel well," he said on live TV before halting his speech.

Kabila, who came to power after his father’s assassination in 2001, had repeatedly delayed elections beyond the end of his official mandate two years ago.

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