•Ruto affirmed that he will deal firmly with impunity while discharging his duties as head of state.
•"Kenya can only be better if we become a country of the rule of law. Any other route leads to anarchy and confusion," Ruto said.
It was a moment of fun punctuated with smiles at State House, Nairobi, as the families of the six judges who were sworn in on Wednesday posed for pictures with president William Ruto.
It all began when Judge Joel Ngugi made a majestic walk to the designated photo area and stood adjacent to the president for, ostensibly, his photo of the year.
Unknown to him, the moment would not be for him alone.
His two sons stole the show after they confidently ran toward them. One of them stood next to the president and the other who donned a grey suit held his father's hand.
Dressed in a Maroon suit, the young man who stood next to the father smiled sheepishly as he looked at the camera with Ruto also smiling back.
The move threw the ceremony into a moment of laughter briefly.
The photo session was no longer for Ngugi and the President alone but for his family too.
“Perhaps we could get the whole family to come and pose for a picture,” the Master of Ceremony was heard saying as Ngungi’s wife and daughter went for the photo session too.
In consequence, the Master of Ceremony had to allow the families of other judges to also come in for the photo session.
During the Photo session, Judge George Odunga was called in and could also not contain his happiness as his family came forward to take a picture with the president.
This was followed by other judges who include; Korir Kipyegon, Muchelule Otsyula, Makori Evans and Elizabeth Omange.
The judges all went to State House with their families to the swearing function that was also attended by Chief Justice Martha Koome, her deputy Philomena Mwilu and former Chief Justice David Maraga.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the President said that there will be no room for impunity in his government.
Ruto affirmed that he will deal firmly with impunity while discharging his duties as head of state.
"Kenya can only be better if we become a country of the rule of law. Any other route leads to anarchy and confusion," Ruto said.
“It is the rule of law not the rule of man, that is the bare minimum that will make us a respected member of the international community and a society that is at peace with itself.”
The President said all Kenyans, regardless of their social status, are equal before the law.