Stadium packed ahead of Ruto’s swearing in as Kenyan president

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By George Obulutsa and Ayenat Mersie NAIROBI (Reuters) -Kenya’s main sports stadium was packed to the rafters on Tuesday as supporters of Deputy President William Ruto waited for him to be sworn in as the country’s fifth president. Ruto – a gifted orator known for keeping long working hours – will face a host of challenges when he takes over from Uhuru Kenyatta, including a surge in food and fuel prices, high unemployment and rising public debt. “We want less and less government in people’s lives, and more and more services to the people of Kenya,” Rigathi Gachagua, Ruto’s deputy, told state-r…

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