Deputy President Gachagua Represents Kenya At South African Presidential Inauguration

By Caren Jeptoo

Deputy President Gachagua has represented President William Ruto at the swearing-in ceremony of President-Elect Cyril Ramaphosa in South Africa.

He had announced his departure from Nairobi to Pretoria, South Africa in a press released on June 18th 2024.

The event,marked a  significant day  on the political calendar of South Africa,as it is another term for President Ramaphosa, further solidifying his leadership in one of Africa’s most influential countries.

This visit underscores the importance of diplomatic relations between Kenya and South Africa, two of Africa’s major economies and political players.

By sending Deputy President Gachagua, Kenya is reaffirming its commitment to maintaining strong bilateral ties and cooperation with South Africa.

This gesture reflects the mutual respect and the strategic partnership that exists between the two nations, both of which play pivotal roles in regional and continental affairs.

The attendance of Gachagua in the inauguration is also an opportunity to discuss and potentially advance key areas of cooperation, including trade, security, and development.

South Africa and Kenya have historically enjoyed robust economic and political relations, and events such as these provide a platform for reinforcing these connections.

His presence at the inauguration is not merely ceremonial but also symbolic of Kenya’s broader foreign policy objectives.

Deputy President Gachagua’s attendance at President Ramaphosa’s inauguration is a testament to the strong and enduring relationship between Kenya and South Africa, emphasizing the importance of diplomatic engagement and cooperation in advancing shared goals and interests within the continent.

“We continue cultivating, nurturing and growing bilateral and diplomatic relations with the Republic of South Africa from strength to strength for socio-economic gain of the People of our two Nations,” said DP Gachagua.

The event, significant on the political calendar of South Africa, marks another term for Ramaphosa, further solidifying his leadership in one of Africa’s most influential countries.

During the inauguration, Honourable Cyril Ramophosa affirmed his determination in building a more equal and caring society.

Moreover he added to building a growing and inclusive economy that offer opportunities to everyone.

The Foreign Dignitaries who attended the inauguration include, King Mswati 111 of Eswatini, Bola Tinubu the President of Nigeria, Emerson Mnangagwa the President of Zimbabwe, former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Samia Suluhu the President of Tanzania.