William Ruto takes oath of office amid alleged stampede

Written by on September 13, 2022

William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s fifth post-independence president at a pomp-filled ceremony today, after his narrow victory in a keenly contested election.

Tens of thousands of people joined regional heads of state at a packed stadium in Nairobi to watch him take the oath of office, with many spectators clad in the bright yellow of Ruto’s party, cheering and waving Kenyan flags.

Meanwhile reports gathered added that scores of people were crushed and injured as Kenyans forced their way into the Kasarani Stadium venue of the inauguration of the president.

As at the time of this report, a fence at the Nairobi stadium reportedly fell after people pushed it, injuring sixty people with no record of death.

According to a medic, Peter MUIRURI, some of the people who sustained minor injuries were treated at the venue, while most of them with major injuries were rushed to the hospital in Nairobi.


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