Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is representing Nigeria in Kenya at the East African nation’s inauguration of William Ruto as its 5th President.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande in a statement said he departed Abuja and will join other leaders across Africa and beyond for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled to hold in Nairobi.

About 20 heads of state are expected to grace the event where outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta will hand over the instruments of power including a ceremonial sword and a copy of Kenya’s Constitution to the new president, whose electoral victory in last month’s election was affirmed by the country’s Supreme Court only last week.

The Vice President was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.

He is expected to return to Abuja after the event today