Whether UHURU or RAILA …… OBAMA and CAMERON invited to the SWEARING IN

Friday, the 1st of March 2013 - Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia today revealed that US President Barack Obama is one of many world leaders that have been invited to the swearing in of Kenya’s next President.

Also on the list of inviteesis British Prime Minister David Cameron and other Heads of State of the various members of the European Union.

Kimemia said he hoped President Obama can send someone to attend on his behalf if he is unable to make the trip;

“You can be sure that we will invite the American President. If he cannot come then he can delegate. If you go to the European Union we have the various countries," he said.

Also on the invited list are regional leaders like Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania’s Jakaya Kikwete, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza.

Speaking at Nairobi’s Hotel InterContinental this morning, Kimemia however clarified that the list does not include every leaders in Africa because of space;

"If you go to the continent of Africa, we have key representatives since we cannot invite everybody to come and witness this historic occasion,” he said.

Kimemia ended his address with a call for Kenyans to observe peace on Election Day;

"We urge Kenyans to maintain peace. We have put in place everything necessary to ensure this process is successful. We have mobilised all our internal security organs to ensure that Kenyans are fully secure round the clock,” he said.

If there is a clear winner of the Presidential election on March 4th, then the next Kenyan President will be sworn in on March 26th.



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