Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn In For Second Term

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The inauguration at Kasarani Stadium ends months of controversy after the Supreme Court annulled results of the August 7 presidential elections in which Kenyatta had been announced winner. Court ordered fresh elections which were boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Amolo Odinga, handing the incumbent an easy victory.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in  for a second term of office in the country's capital Nairobi.
 
President Yoweri Museveni is a one of the African leaders that attended the swearing-in ceremony today. 

Other African leaders in attendance include President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Faure Gnassigbe of Togo, Ima Farmajo of Botswana, and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also attended the ceremony held under tight security.

Meanwhile reports  indicate that the inauguration ceremony was overshadowed by chaos in another part of Nairobi where police engaged in running battles with opposition supporters trying to gather for a rally.

As foreign and local dignitaries poured into the 60,000-seater stadium, the opposition attempted to gather for a "memorial rally" honouring the more than 50 people killed in post-election crisis.  

The inauguration at Kasarani Stadium ends months of controversy after the Supreme Court annulled results of the August 7 presidential elections in which Kenyatta had been announced winner. 

Court ordered fresh elections which were boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Amolo Odinga, handing the incumbent an easy victory.

 

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