Uhuru to attend Bashir inauguration Tuesday
01 June 2015, 16:45
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend the inauguration of Sudanese President Omar El Bashir in Khartoum Tuesday.
President Kenyatta is among several Heads of State and government scheduled to attend the inauguration of re-elected Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the National Assembly at Omburaman after which the invited leaders from Africa and the Middle East will retreat for a reception at the new Republican Palace in Khartoum.
Besides President Kenyatta, the other Heads of State and government listed as guests at the inauguration ceremony include African Union chairman and Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe.
The others are the presidents of Egypt, Chad, Eritrea, Somali, Djibouti, the Vice President of South Sudan, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the Leader of the Arab League among other dignitaries.
Although President Bashir has been in power since 1989, Tuesday’s swearing in ceremony marks his second term in office since the cessation of Sudan from its southern neighbour of South Sudan in 2011 after a national referendum.
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