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Kenyatta Sworn In For New Term

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition.

Delighted supporters packed the stadium but riot police drove back others as they tried to get in without seats.

In another part of the city, police clashed with opposition supporters trying to hold a rally.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted an election re-run last month, mocked Tuesday’s “coronation”.

Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98% of the vote on 26 October but just under 39% of voters turned out.

The original election on 8 August was held over again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.

Spectators inside Nairobi’s Kasarani sports stadium were entertained by music and dance performances, while the military paraded and greeted the inauguration with a cannon salute.

Source: BBC

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