President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Zambia where he witnessed the swearing-in of Hakainde Hichilema as the 7th President of the country.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the ten (10) African Heads of State and Government at the inauguration of Zambia’s new President HHichilema in Lusaka.
Mr Hichilema, 59, was sworn-in as the 7th President of the Southern Africa nation alongside his Vice President Mrs Mutale Nalumango at a ceremony held at the National Heroes Stadium by Zambia’s acting Chief Justice Michael Musonda.” Said State House.
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It was during the ceremony that the two leaders discussed on matters economy, friendship and shared values.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday in Lusaka held talks with President HHichilema during which he assured the new Zambian leader of Kenya’s commitment to the deepening of bonds of friendship economic ties, and diplomatic collaboration in furtherance of shared values and common goals between the two African nations.” Said State House.
Speaking during the swearin-in ceremony, Mr. Hichilema promised to ensure equal opportunities among the citizens and restore the country’s economic stability and debt sustainability.
“”I am a simple village boy you have made the 7th President. This victory is for all Zambians, especially the youth who came out in great numbers to vote. We showed the whole world the resilience of our democracy”
“We will focus on inclusion and not exclusion; unity and and not division; and gathering and not scattering of our people,” Said President Hichilema.