Reports indicate that former US President Barack Obama may be one of the dignitaries from the international community expected grace President Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in ceremony to be held in the coming weeks.
State House Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua, who will be heading the President swearing-in committee, said that a list of foreign dignitaries is being prepared.
He said that the list proposes those the government intends to invite to the occasion, if the election of the President-elect is not successfully challenged at the Supreme Court.
Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), John Pombe Magufuli (Tanzania), Jacob Zuma (South Africa), Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari who has been out of Nigeria on a medical vacation for 97 days are some of the African Heads of States on the list.
European leaders led German Chancellor Angela Merkel and United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May are also in the high profile list.
Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, His Highness the Aga Khan, former Italian PM Matteo Renzi and China’s President Xi Jinping will also be invited.
“We are basically preparing for the swearing-in ceremony of the President even as we go through the constitutional timelines and processes. That list basically contains the President’s friends, African and other world leaders we intend to invite for the fete. It is just an ordinary preparation process,” one of the committee members said.