As his deputy William Ruto promises that the Jubilee Government shall fulfil all campaign pledges within the timeframe set in its manifesto
Somalilandsun – In an inauguration ceremony witnessed by several heads of state and governments and thousands of Kenyans President Uhuru Kenyatta took over the Presidency making a promise of serious reforms while his deputy William Ruto assured citizens that the jubilee coalition government shall ensure fulfilment of its programs as detailed in its manifesto.
Ruto – who was sworn in as Kenya’s first Deputy President – said that the Jubilee government will serve the country without any fear or favour and regardless of their political inclinations.
“We want to assure you that as a Jubilee government, we will work round the clock to ensure that what is contained in our manifesto is translated to action for a better nation,” said Ruto.
“Ours will be a working government that will be all inclusive and committed to bringing prosperity to this country by reclaiming its lost glory.”
Below are the Verbatim excerpts of the speech by president Uhuru Kenyatta
SPEECH BY H.E. HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING HIS INAUGURATION AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY ON TUESDAY, 9TH APRIL 2013 AT THE MOI INTERNATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX, NAIROBI.
• Your Excellency Mwai Kibaki, CGH, MP;
• Your Excellency Daniel arap Moi;
• Your Excellencies , Visiting Heads of State & Government;
• Chief Justice Willy Mutunga;
• Invited Guests;
• Fellow Kenyans,
Let me begin by thanking all heads of state present and the representatives of heads of state for choosing to be here as a symbol of your continued support and goodwill towards Kenyans. I particularly note, with gratitude, the large presence of our brothers and sisters from across the continent. This is a clear indication of your commitment to the Pan-African agenda. You have bestowed a great honor on me and our country by being here.
On behalf of the Kenyan people I welcome all of you to Kenya. Karibuni Sana!
Let me also acknowledge with gratitude and respect the distinguished service of my predecessors.
President Mwai Kibaki, a true statesman and a great leader who over the past 10 years has laid a firm foundation for the future prosperity of our country. Asante sana Mzee. Shukrani nyingi sana.
I pay tribute also to former President Moi who is with us today and thank him for his years of leadership and dedication to our nation. Asante Mzee!
With humility and respect, I acknowledge and pay tribute to the memory of my father, the late founding father of our nation, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
May he and his fellow architects of liberation in Kenya and Africa as a whole rest in peace with the knowledge that this generation is committed to fulfilling their dreams for our nation and our continent.
I would like to thank all my worthy opponents in the recently completed presidential election. Every one of you helped define and make stronger our democracy. Because of you , Kenyans had real choices. Because of you, Kenyans felt free to exercise their sovereign will. Thank you all.
In an open and free democracy, there is a vital role for a vibrant opposition that helps to hold the Government to account. Kenya is such a democracy, and as President I will respect that role just as I will champion the right of every Kenyan to speak their mind free of fear of reprisal or condemnation.
Read the full speech: http://www.citizennews.co.ke/news/2012/local/item/9364