• H.E William Ruto's portrait was taken by Uhuru's former official photographer Emmanuel Jambo

• Emmanuel is a internationally recognized photographer who was named by Forbes as one of the most influential photographers in Africa

The offical portrait of President William Ruto
Image: Emmanuel Jambo

Shortly after being sworn in and taking residency at State House, H.E President William Ruto's official president portrait is finally here!

And boy does it look immaculate.

The portrait has so many notable differences compared to his predecessors, truly highlighting his mission of ushering in a new dawn in the country.

Release of the portrait was announced yesterday evening by Government Spokesperson Cyrus Ogun through Twitter.

Cyrus highlighted how people can access the portrait noting that it would however not be coming free. According to the Spokesperson the official portrait will be sold for Ksh.300.

“They can be collected from the Department of Information at 5th floor, Uchumi House, Agakhan Walk, Nairobi. Offices and individuals at the county and sub-county levels can get their copies from County/Sub-county Information Officers,” Oguna wrote.

In the presidential photo, H.E William Ruto is dressed in a grey coat, White Shirt, and a Polka-dotted yellow tie, which is symbol of his UDA Party colour.

On its footer, the Portrait is written; “His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces."

Unlike his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential portrait which had a plain white background only, Ruto’s photo pays tribute to the country by hosting a part of the Kenyan flag on his left and it has a grey background.

Other than the portrait, Ruto also has a unique Presidential standard.

President Ruto's presidential Standard
President Ruto's presidential Standard

The standard’s colour is yellow and has two crossed spears and a shield bearing the colours of the national flag.

It also has a wheelbarrow, which is another symbol of his UDA Party. The standard, which is in the form of a flag will be mounted on his official car, and also hoisted at State House and his offices.

The presidential portrait is commonly placed in government offices, and a number of individual business owners also opt to have them mounted inside their premises.

The portrait was taken by South Sudanese photographer (based in Kenya) Emmanuel Jambo who used to be former president Uhuru Kenyatta's official photographer.

The official portrait is one of the state symbols of unity and is usually required to be displayed in all government offices as well as private/ individual owned companies or businesses in the country. 

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