KIGALI - As US President Barack Hussein Obama took the helm at the Oval Office, hundreds of excited Americans residing in Rwanda Tuesday met at the American Embassy in Kigali to celebrate the event.
Clad in a classy black suit, white shirt and red tie, Obama took oath at 7:00pm local time consequently sparking a thunderous applause from the crowd.
Obama, the 44th President of the United States is the first black American to become commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful nation.
The ceremony that took place at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC attracted over a million people from different parts of the world.
Clapping and cheering in jubilation, the people were visibly happy that the young and untested Obama was enormously confident to repair the frayed economy and lead America’s transformation struggle.
“This is a turning point in the in the history of our country because a man who once served in a local restaurant now stands before us taking a sacred oath,” Nick Jonathan, an American working in Rwanda observed.
He pointed out that Obama had shown that all people are equal, free and deserve a chance to try their luck since ‘everything is possible.’
Linda Bork, another American now teaching at Kagarama Secondary school in Kicukiro District had turned up at the Embassy and could not hide her excitement upon the sight of Obama reading the presidential oath.
Like Obama, Linda practically demonstrated that credibility depends not on what one has built and not what one has destroyed.
“For me Obama cannot be compared to any previous president. Not even Bush can measure up to his standards,” Bork said.
Obama was elected president 4th November last year in a hotly contested race in which he beat Republican Presidential rival John McCain.