Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, attended William Ruto's inauguration on Tuesday, September 12, along with presidents, prime ministers, and other dignitaries at the Kasarani Stadium.
Dangote obtained a seat in the rear of Kenya's Chief Justice Martha Koome when he arrived at the stadium in the middle of the morning sporting a smart black suit with a white top and a red tie.
Along with other dignitaries, usually VIPs from different countries, including a delegation from the United States, he was on the dais for the event.
Dangote is now ranked as the 67th richest person in the world, according to Forbes Magazine, with an estimated net worth of USD12.7 billion (Ksh1.5 trillion).
He mostly amassed his wealth through the creation industry, working with his company located in Nigeria, West Africa.
Early in the decade of the 2010s, Dangote set his sights on investing in Kenya but later abandoned those plans after discovering widespread corruption within the ruling class.
In 2018, the millionaire told renowned Kenyan journalist Jeff Koinange that massive American corruption has discouraged him from moving through with his investment proposal.
"When I asked him, "Alhaji, when are you coming back to Kenya?," he replied, "Jeff, there are people in that place (Kenya) who put greed and private interest ahead of national interest.
In his morning show on Hot 96, Koinange cited Dangote as saying, "I didn't think Kenya could be more corrupt than Nigeria.
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