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Uhuru Kenyatta hands over powers and leaves for The Hague as civillian

As Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this morning, he was seen with only his family and a smaller-than-usual security detail ahead of his departure for the Netherlands to attend his International Criminal Court trial status conference scheduled for Wednesday

Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at JKIA at 8.30am accompanied by his wife Margaret Kenyatta and their daughter Ngina.
He was not accompanied by his regular security detail but had a few bodyguards according to sources within the travelling party, reported Kenya’s The Star.

In addition, Kenyatta did not use the presidential lounge at the airport but instead opted for the VIP lounge used by other civilians. There was met by several leaders including Nairobi senator Mike Sonko sporting a new hairdo that reads “Respect our Prezzo.”

This comes a day after Kenyatta surprised many by handing over his powers to Deputy President William Ruto, declaring him Acting President for the duration of his stay in the Netherlands.

During his parliamentary address he justified this move by saying that it was to protect the sovereignty of his country.

“I chose not to put the sovereignty of more than 40 million Kenyans on trial since their democratic will should not be subject to another jurisdiction,” Kenyatta said before the Senate and the National Assembly.

 

 

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