Zambia gets white President following Sata’s death

Zambia reverted to white rule on Wednesday when a Cambridge-educated economist became acting president of the country after the death of the incumbent.

Guy Scott, previously vice-president, was promoted to the top job after the demise of Michael Sata on Tuesday.

Mr Scott, 70, became the first white leader of an African country since FW de Klerk stepped down as president of South Africa in 1994 – and the first white head of a democratic government in Africa “since the Venetians”.

Mr Scott, who will serve for 90 days until a new election is held, told the Telegraph that his sudden promotion was “a bit of a shock to the system”, but added: “I’m very proud to be entrusted with it.”

Mr Sata, 77, died on Tuesday at the King Edward VII Hospital in West London.

Ruto Begins Work As Acting President

Acting president William Ruto officially began his duties as president on Tuesday morning in Uhuru Kenyatta’s absence. President Kenyatta invoked article 147 (3) of the constitution and appointed his deputy as the acting president, Monday afternoon in an address to both houses of parliament.

William Ruto was a notable absentee at the JKIA on Tuesday morning when Kenyatta jetted off to the Hague to attend a status conference on his trial. By the time Uhuru’s plane was taking off, Ruto had already checked in at the office of the president at Harambee house.

Ruto, in his new albeit temporary position, is enjoying the services of an official military Aide De Camp(ADC) presidential limousine, chase cars and outriders.

Below are the photos of the acting President in his temporary office:

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Ruto will be Acting President in Uhuru’s absence for Hague trip

President Uhuru Kenyatta will name his deputy, William Ruto, as Acting President to run the country’s affairs for the duration that he (Uhuru) will be away attending an ICC status conference on his trial at The Hague.

In an address to both houses of parliament on Monday afternoon, President Kenyatta said he would invoke section 147 (3) of the constitution in appointing his deputy during his absence. The naming will be through a special gazette notice

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Section 147 (3) of the Constitution Of Kenya

This is the first time that President Kenyatta has confirmed that he would honor summons to appear before the court as required on Wednesday October 8, 2014.

Ruto’s new status, albeit temporary, could see him have an aide-de-camp for the duration that he remains President according to Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

Tweets by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen